Using LOLbins for Tool Downloads

LOLbins won't have you laughing when threat actors "live off the land" to leverage tools and capabilities that are already present in the target environment to achieve objectives. Learn how to detect common adversary techniques such as Ingress Tool Transfer in this course.

Course Content

Course Description

“LOL”, in this case, is an acronym for “Living off the Land”. This term is used when an adversary leverages tools and capabilities that are already present in the target environment to execute additional TTPs and achieve objectives. In the case of T1105: Ingress Tool Transfer, that means using programs like FTP that are already present on a target system to download more tools to that system.

The primary risk from this technique is that the adversary will achieve an expansion of their capabilities within the target environment, system, or application through additional tooling.

Apply what you learn and get the hands-on skills you need in Cybrary's MITRE ATT&CK Framework courses aligned to the tactics and techniques used by the threat group APT41 (aka Double Dragon). Prevent adversaries from accomplishing the tactic of command and control.

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Instructed by

Master Instructor
Matthew Mullins

Matt has led multiple Red Team engagements, ranging from a few weeks to a year and covering multiple security domains. Outside of Red Teaming, Matt is also a seasoned penetration tester with interests in: AppSec, OSINT, Hardware, Wifi, Social Engineering, and Physical Security. Matt has a Master's degree in Information Assurance and an exhaustive number of certifications ranging from frameworks, management, and hands-on hacking. Matt is a Technical SME at Cybrary, focusing on Adversarial Emulation and Red Teaming for course content.

Chris Daywalt

After too many years of security operations work, Chris Daywalt tries to turn his phone off at 5:00 pm EST. While there are a bunch of training classes and education somewhere on his resume, much of what he has to teach was learned at the school of hard knocks, often at the expense of his previous clients. He wants to help you spend more time detecting and denying adversaries and less time banging your head against your keyboard. He dips his blueberry donuts in orange juice.

Chris’ 19-year career includes work for organizations of all sizes, both government and private sector, and is distributed roughly like so:

  • 30% doing DFIR
  • 30% teaching DFIR
  • 20% monitoring and detection engineering
  • 15% risk assessment
  • 5% other stuff, like sneaking in a game of Plants vs. Zombies or taking a quick nap at the desk (Don’t judge - I work overtime)

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    Complete this entire course to earn a Using LOLbins for Tool Downloads Certificate of Completion