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Banks in West Africa Hit with Off-The-Shelf Malware, Free Tools
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:01:00 PM »
By Ionut Ilascu



Attacks hitting financial organizations in West Africa since at least mid-2017 rely on off-the-shelf malware, free hacking tools, and utilities already available on the target systems to steal credentials, install backdoors, and run commands.

Researchers observed four attack campaigns targeting institutions in Cameroon, Congo (DR), Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and Ivory Coast. Some of the tools used cost as little as $25, although the use of the more expensive commercial penetration testing tool Cobalt Strike was also observed.

Full Article Here:https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/banks-in-west-africa-hit-with-off-the-shelf-malware-free-tools/