State of the Hack

State of the Hack discusses the latest in information security, digital forensics, incident response, cyber espionage, APT attack trends, and tales from the front lines of significant targeted intrusions.

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S4E05: The Wonderful World of Web Shells

Updated about 13 days ago.

An oft-undiscussed tactic, web shells are a popular way for threat actors of all flavors to gain initial footholds, move laterally, and maintain persistence in a stealthy manner. Austin and Doug discuss a popular exploit that has been observed in the wild leading to web shells and what infosec practitioners can do to protect against this class of malware.