A Guide to Protecting Yourself Against Web Shell Attacks
In the 21st century, cybercriminals are experimenting and changing tactics every day to fool security products and researchers. They experiment by implementing novel techniques and/or tools to camouflage their cyberattacks, compromise the security, or remote control after invading networks and systems. Web shells — especially if maliciously used — help attackers to do the third task.
But what is a web shell attack?
A web shell is a code or script running on a web server for enabling web admins to remote access. Though it is mostly utilized by web admins for legitimate administration tasks, it is also popular among malicious actors to gain and maintain remote control over the internet-facing web servers.