[Ads-l] _Living off the Land_ - cyber attacks

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 16 14:41:04 EST 2018


Gallmaker: New Attack Group Eschews Malware to Live off the Land Update:
Symantec researchers have uncovered a previously unknown attack group that
is targeting government and military targets, including several overseas
embassies of an Eastern European country, and military and defense targets
in the Middle East. News Source:
https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/gallmaker-attack-group

Turns out "Living off The Land" (LotL) attacks are those that use native
programs and applications on the target computer to do the damage, rather
than attempt to install their own malware.  I'd never heard the term used
that way, though this:
https://medium.com/threat-intel/what-is-living-off-the-land-ca0c2e932931

claims LotL attacks have been around for 25 years. Just not by that name, I
guess.
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