Fraudsters Flooding Collaboration Tools With Malware

Fraudsters Flooding Collaboration Tools With Malware

The increasing reliance on collaboration tools such as Slack and Discord to support those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new ways for fraudsters and cybercriminals to bypass security tools and deliver malware, Cisco Talos reports.

Cybercriminals are using these collaboration tools not only to deliver malware but also to retrieve information about specific components and networks and to establish command-and-control channels that can be used to exfiltrate data, Cisco Talos says in its new report.

These channels can be used to deliver malware, including Thanatos, that can set the stage for a ransomware attack. But in most cases, cybercriminals are deploying remote access…READ ON

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