Researchers Detail Multistage Attack Hijacking Systems with SSLoad, Cobalt Strike


Cybersecurity researchers have discovered an ongoing attack campaign that’s leveraging phishing emails to deliver malware called SSLoad.

The campaign, codenamed FROZEN#SHADOW by Securonix, also involves the deployment of Cobalt Strike and the ConnectWise ScreenConnect remote desktop software.

“SSLoad is designed to stealthily infiltrate systems, gather sensitive information and transmit its findings back to its operators,” security researchers Den Iuzvyk, Tim Peck, and Oleg Kolesnikov said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

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