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(also EaaS)

Exploit-as-a-service (EaaS) definition

Exploit-as-a-service (EaaS) refers to a model where cyber attackers provide ready-to-use exploits or hacking tools as a service such as zero-day vulnerabilities.

See also: malware-as-a-service, cerber ransomware

Exploit-as-a-service examples

  1. 1.LizardStresser. It was a prominent DDoS-as-a-service (DaaS) platform that allowed users to rent and launch DDoS attacks against targeted websites or networks using a botnet of compromised devices.
  2. 2.Cerber ransomware. It provided a user-friendly interface and allowed cybercriminals to customize and distribute ransomware campaigns, demanding payments in cryptocurrencies in exchange for decrypting victims' files.
  3. 3.Blackhole exploit kit. It was used to sell vulnerabilities in web browsers and plugins.
  4. 4.Zeus trojan. Also known as Zbot, it provided attackers with a customizable trojan capable of stealing banking credentials and sensitive information from infected systems.
  5. 5.Avalanche botnet. It was an EaaS platform that provided a comprehensive infrastructure for hosting various cybercriminal activities, including phishing campaigns, malware distribution, and money laundering.

Exploit-as-a-service prevention

  1. 1.Regularly update your system. Keep your systems and software up to date with the latest security patches.
  2. 2.Implement strong access controls. Use proper access controls to restrict unauthorized access to your systems.
  3. 3.Training. Educate your users and employees about the risks of EaaS and the importance of following secure practices.
  4. 4.Monitor traffic. Monitor and analyze your traffic to identify any unusual or malicious network activities.