Open Source Hacking Tool Grows Up

A hacking tool, Koadic, that nation-state hacking teams from Iran, Russia, and China have used to avoid detection was recently updated and has new features that enable attacks to more efficiently spread and persist. The software was released a couple of years ago at DEFCON by the creator, Sean Dillon. Koadic has since received the aforementioned updates that allow it to extract intelligence and information about its targets environment, spread throughout a network, and scrape credentials. “It’s much more efficient now. It can be used to compromise entire networks in a matter of minutes,” said Dillon. The new updates were shown off at Black Hat USA Arsenal in Las Vegas. Due to the capabilities of Koadic, organizations are encouraged to ensure behavior detection methods are enabled.

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