Elias Groll and AJ Vicens report:
Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, cybersecurity firm Fortra and the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center announced legal action Thursday to seize domains related to criminal activity involving cracked copies of the security testing application Cobalt Strike, which has become a favorite tool for cybercriminals to carry out attacks around the world.
The court order names a range of entities and groups the companies allege misuse their technologies, including the LockBit and Conti ransomware groups and a series of cybercrime operations tracked by Microsoft under various designations. In a 223-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York, the companies detail known IP addresses associated with the criminal activity, along with the range of domain names utilized by the criminal groups.
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