Security warning: Attackers are using these five hacking tools to target you

Attackers ranging from nation-state backed espionage groups to cyber criminal operations are increasingly turning to openly available hacking tools to help conduct campaigns, the cyber security authorities of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US have warned.

The research by the nations involved in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence sharing arrangement provides a snapshot of some of threats posed by cyber actors worldwide by detailing some of the common commonly available tools used in attacks. They are all freely available – often on the open web – and include remote access trojans, web shells and obfuscation tools.

Read more about five of the threats discussed in the report on ZDNet.