Last year, we reported the growing use of the commercial offensive security tool Brute Ratel by criminal actors, including those behind Black Cat ransomware incidents. After public exposure of a version of the tool, many were concerned that Brute Ratel would become widely adopted as the successor to Cobalt Strike, the long-lived and long-abused offensive security tool that has been the go-to for malicious actors’ lateral movement needs.

 

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