Google Identifies 34 Cracked Versions of Popular Cobalt Strike Hacking Toolkit in the Wild


The Cobalt Strike programme has 34 separate hacked release versions in the world, the earliest of which was released in November 2012. Google Cloud revealed this information last week. The Google Cloud Threat Intelligence (GCTI) team found that the versions, which range from 1.44 to 4.7, total 275 distinct JAR files.

Cobalt Strike 4.7.2 is the most recent version. Red teams frequently use Cobalt Strike, an adversarial framework created by Fortra (formerly HelpSystems), to simulate attack scenarios and assess the durability of their cyber defences.

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