Hackers Exploit Office Flaw Using Cobalt Malware To Command PCs

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 29, 2017 07:15 am PST

Security researchers have brought to light a Microsoft Office flaw that existed for 17 years was being exploited by hackers who were delivering malware that had the capabilities of commanding infected systems. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault commented below.

Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault:

Christopher Doman“Cobalt strike was originally built as a tool for penetration testers to imitate real attackers. But it’s become so successful that pirated versions are also popular with real attackers now, particularly low-end criminals and attackers located in the Middle East.”