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Hackers fork open-source reverse tunneling tool for persistence

Security experts have spotted an interesting case of a suspected ransomware attack that employed custom-made tools typically used by APT (advanced persistent threat) groups.

Although no concrete connection between groups has been uncovered, the operational tactics, targeting scope, and malware customization capabilities signify a potential connection.

As detailed in a report sent to Bleeping Computer by Security Joes, the threat actors observed in an attack against one of its clients in the gambling/gaming industry where a mix of custom-made and readily available open-source tools were used.

The most notable cases are a modified version of Ligolo, a reverse tunneling utility that's freely available for pentesters on GitHub, and a custom tool to dump credentials from LSASS....

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