Rule Category

MALWARE-BACKDOOR -- Snort has detected suspicious communication traffic unrelated to commands, such as exfiltration of data from the infected machine, especially larger chunks of data.

Alert Message

MALWARE-BACKDOOR TLS certificate securing LocalXpose reverse proxy backdoor

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when the LocalXpose backdoor attempts to securely connect to CNC proxy infrastructure. Impact: A backdoor tunnel into the network is being opened. Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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