This week, Dark Comet RAT appeared on our radar. And although available for years, Dark Comet remains popular among hackers. Recent activity observed by our lab indicates an uptick in the use of this tool and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down... and sporting a new twist --Mobile Command and Control (C2).
|Geolocation of DarkComet RAT Mobile C2 nodes|
For me (written by Rick), the thing I learned this week is I learn something every week, not matter how challenging the week may have been, even if I felt like I've not accomplished much, if I'm not learning something, I'm static.
The point I'm making is really simple, we're always busy doing the multitude of tasks we have to fit into an ...ahem...eight hour day but if you're not keeping your eyes on what's coming around the corner, you may walk smack dab into someone and break your nose. We talk about the "wolves closest to sled", which is appropriate when your spend is limited you're often just worried about today, the hear-and-now, but what about the wolves that lurk in the darkness, the ones that are just beyond your vision waiting for their opportunity?
"White Fang" author, Jack London, once said, "The proper function of man is to live, not to exist." The function of security in any organization should be not to get through the latest crisis, fending off the wolves on your sled, but also be on the hunt for the wolves you've yet to discover that are hunting you. How do you do that? Intelligence.
I'm keeping this one short. I completed a whirlwind trip to St. Louis and San Antonio about two in the morning, so I'd asked the team to author the blog before I got back. So until next week, I've got a wet hayfield to mow when the rain finally stops.
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So until next time,
Have a great week!