Honeypot project reveals attackers are turning to automation

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Most businesses are seeking to automate the more tedious aspects of their operations and some new research from security analytics platform Cybereason reveals that hackers are no exception. The company set up a honeypot system masquerading as a financial services company and introduced security flaws in several stages. First usernames and passwords for Remote Desktop Services were released to hacker forums, second additional RDP services with weak passwords were created, and finally other devices were opened up to see which ports got scanned. The most interesting result came after weakening the RDP ports. This attracted the attentions of a bot…

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