Hackers distribute Cobalt Strike to unpatched MS-SQL server instances

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Hackers distribute Cobalt Strike to unpatched MS-SQL server instances
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Hackers distribute Cobalt Strike to unpatched MS-SQL server instances

Most attacks were likely conducted by the same threat actor, the researchers believe

Hackers are trying to deploy the Cobalt Strike adversary simulation tool on vulnerable internet-facing Microsoft SQL (MS SQL) server instances as part of a new campaign that aims to steal confident...

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