Friday, April 23, 2021

Talos Takes Ep. #50: Just like us, attackers are using Slack and Discord now more than ever


By Jon Munshaw.

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With more workers than ever going remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of collaboration apps like Discord and Slack has spiked. It didn't take long for the bad guys to notice, as they soon started finding ways to spread malicious links, images and files to these rooms that are usually limited to a close circle of trust friends and co-workers. On this week's episode, Nick Biasini discusses how collaboration apps have become a popular vector for malware distribution, and even command and control, and how that poses a problem for defenders.

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