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Collaboration Platforms Increasingly Abused for Malware Distribution, Data Exfiltration

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many organizations to switch to telework, interactive communication platforms such as Discord and Slack saw increased adoption and adversaries didn’t wait long to start abusing these tools.

According to Cisco’s Talos researchers, the past year has shown a significant increase in the abuse of such platforms as part of malicious attacks. Attackers leveraged these platforms to deliver lures and infect victims with ransomware and other malware.

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