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Hackers Gain Fileless Persistence on Targeted SQL Servers Using a Built-in Utility

Microsoft on Tuesday warned that it recently spotted a malicious campaign targeting SQL Servers that leverages a built-in PowerShell binary to achieve persistence on compromised systems. The intrusions, which leverage brute-force attacks as an initial compromise vector, stand out for their use of the utility “sqlps.exe,” the tech giantsaidin a series of tweets. The ultimate goals of the