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This threat represents a CobaltStrike Beacon payload associated with prior exploitation of the remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 (also referred to as “Log4Shell”) in the Log4j component of Apache. This vulnerability affects Java-based applications that use Log4j 2 versions 2.0 through 2.14.1.
Attackers gain access to the target device and launch arbitrary remote code loaded from LDAP servers, which are logged and launched by the Log4j component. This can allow attackers to set up a CobaltStrike Beacon on a target, allowing for communication with and persistent access to the device.
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