Tag: RAT

Cobian Remote Access Trojan Has a Nasty Backdoor

Whenever cybercriminals offer free tools to the rest of the world, one always needs to be suspicious. The new Cobian Remote Access Trojan, for example, is provided free of charge on underground hacking forums. However, it comes with a backdoor that aims to provide the original developer access to all of the victim’s data. This is a very sneaky way of letting others do the dirty work. The Cobian RAT has …
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GhostCtrl Malware Is Both a Remote Access Trojan and Ransomware

New trends have emerged in the world of cybercrime. Criminals are no longer distributing one type of malware, but rather actively look for more potent combinations. One way to do so is to bundle multiple types of malware into one email attachment. Another option is doing what GhostCtrl does, and build a tool which serves as both a RAT and ransomware. GhostCtrl Is a Nasty Piece of Work Remote Access Trojans, or RATs, are nothing …
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Criminals Hijack Handbrake Download Server to Distribute Proton RAT

It looks as if criminals continue to step up their game and target users of the Macintosh platform. The Handbrake application has had its online platform compromised by unknown assailants. As a result, one of the download mirrors redirected users to a version of the Proton Remote Access Trojan. It is unclear how many have been affected, but it is safe to say Macintosh users are of keen interest to …
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What is a Remote Access Trojan?

There is nothing more troubling than having your computer or other Internet-connected device taken over by hackers. In most cases, this is achieved through Remote Access Trojans, also known as RATs. This type of malware make use of remote administration software flaws to gain administrator privileges over the device in question. A RAT can cause significant harm in more ways than one. Do Not Underestimate The Power of RATs The …
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