Iranian Hackers Exploit Log4j Vulnerability to Deploy PowerShell Backdoor


Log4j Vulnerability

An Iranian state-sponsored actor has been observed scanning and attempting to abuse the Log4Shell flaw in publicly-exposed Java applications to deploy a hitherto undocumented PowerShell-based modular backdoor dubbed “CharmPower” for follow-on post-exploitation.

“The actor’s attack setup was obviously rushed, as they used the basic open-source tool for the exploitation and based their operations on previous infrastructure, which made the attack easier to detect and attribute,” researchers from Check Point said in a report published this week.

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