Exploit.ShellCode is Malwarebytes’ detection name for the initial payload dropped by attackers using certain server vulnerabilities.
Exploit.ShellCode are exploits being used by an attacker that allow them to escalate and maintain persistent access on an already compromised web application. Many of these are dropped by attackers using known vulnerabilities on iinternet-facing servers.
Once Exploit.ShellCode has been activated on a compromised system it can be used for lateral movement inside a network, and to drop further malware.
Malwarebytes protects users from Exploit.ShellCode using real time protection.
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