Attackers use botnets to break into networks faster


No one likes grunt work, including attackers, who have turned to botnets to automatically handle menial tasks like exploiting vulnerabilities. If exploit automation wasn’t enough of a concern for security teams, this technique has grown even more potent with attackers using botnets that can automatically exploit vulnerabilities, create backdoors, dump passwords, conduct network reconnaissance, and laterally move in seconds. That finding comes from Cybereason researchers who analyzed the data collected in a honeypot that masqueraded as a financial services company.

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