Acquire and/or use 3rd party software services

A wide variety of 3rd party software services are available (e.g., Twitter, Dropbox, GoogleDocs). Use of these solutions allow an adversary to stage, launch, and execute an attack from infrastructure that does not physically tie back to them and can be rapidly provisioned, modified, and shut down. [1]

ID: T1330

Tactic: Establish & Maintain Infrastructure

Version: 1.0

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Adversary OpsecAcquire and/or use 3rd party software services


Detectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No

Explanation: Defender will not have visibility over account creation for 3rd party software services.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: 3rd party services like these listed are freely available.


  1. FireEye Threat Intelligence. (2015, December 1). China-based Cyber Threat Group Uses Dropbox for Malware Communications and Targets Hong Kong Media Outlets. Retrieved March 1, 2017.