IC3 Issues Alert on RDP Exploitation

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in collaboration with DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has released an alert on cyber threat actors maliciously using legitimate remote administration tools, such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Threat actors identify and exploit vulnerable RDP sessions to facilitate credential theft and ransomware infection.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the IC3 Alert and the NCCIC Tips on Securing Network Infrastructure Devices and Choosing and Protecting Passwords. If you believe you are a victim of cybercrime, file a complaint with IC3 at

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