Researchers who track nation-state groups say open-source hacking tools increasingly are becoming part of the APT attack arsenal.
Nation-state hacking teams increasingly are employing open-source software tools in their cyber espionage and other attack campaigns.
For some of these threat groups, it’s a cost-saving move and a more efficient early-stage attack method. Using the same hacking tools used by security researchers and penetration testers to root out security weaknesses and exploit holes in enterprise networks saves on development costs. For others, it’s purely for camouflaging purposes, providing cover as a legitimate penetration test, for instance.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Dark Reading