Bad actors hide in everyday IT tools, complicating detection

Cybersecurity Dive

Samantha Schwartz

Novel attack techniques are making waves in the security community, yet it's the common tools found in an IT shop that malicious actors frequently leverage for targeted attacks.

With malicious actors using everyday tools, IT administrators and security professionals are less likely to spot suspicious activity, according to Sophos' Active Adversary Playbook 2021 report. The research is based on data from Sophos telemetry and incident reports between 2002 and 2021 from the Sophos Managed Threat Response and Rapid Response teams.

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