How legitimate security tool Cobalt Strike is being used in cyberattacks



The same powerful tool used by organizations to enhance their security is being adopted by cybercriminals to help break through their security. Popular penetration testing program Cobalt Strike saw a 161% increase in malicious use from 2019 to 2020 and is considered a high-volume threat for 2021, according to a report released Tuesday by security provider Proofpoint.

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