Freeware automation tool leveraged by targeted attacks

Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group recently spotted a targeted phishing attack with several unique characteristics that are not normally seen. This targeted attack was more difficult to detect because adversaries chose to leverage AutoIT, a well-known freeware administration tool for automating system management in corporate environments. This notable characteristic made this attack worthy of further analysis.

The detailed analysis is available here – http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/sysadmin-phish

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