Like most people, threat actors would rather work smarter than harder. That’s why they often reuse exploits to facilitate their intrusions — exploits are highly effective, and they eliminate the need for extra engineering and interaction with victim users. However, finding the “perfect” exploit to use (and reuse) takes some effort. The attacker must identify the need an exploit should serve, find an exploit to meet that need, and then weaponize the exploit prior to production.

So, which exploits are most actively being tested and used by cybercriminals?

Recorded Future's research team, Insikt Group, conducted a study to identify code being used heavily to test exploits across VirusTotal data. These findings can help security teams to prioritize patching efforts and remediation decisions around vulnerabilities.

Download this report to:

  • Examine current attacker methodologies and understand how exploitation testing may play out in the wild
  • See which vulnerabilities make the best targets for exploitation — visually represented by an infographic
  • Learn how the rise in open source is helping attackers speed and scale their efforts
  • Get actionable recommendations for protecting your organization against the most commonly attempted exploits
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