Researchers on Wednesday reported that as the pandemic continued this past year, threat actors adjusted to employee reliance on new communications technologies such as Slack and Discord and launched targeted malware attacks on those platforms.
In a blog posted by Cisco Talos, the researchers said Slack and Discord offer an attractive option for hosting malicious content, exfiltrating sensitive information and facilitating malicious attacks. The researchers described how these communication platforms are used across three major phases of malware attacks: delivery, component retrieval, and command and control (C2) and data exfiltration.
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