Tag: Remote Access Trojan

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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Open Source Remote Access Trojan Targets Telegram Users

Remote access Trojans are mainly used to steal consumer data, either for consumers themselves or the conglomerate keeping this information safe from prying eyes. However, it appears criminals are looking at a different approach for these tools right now. A new open source remote access Trojan can now be used to extract data from the Telegram communication platform. Telegram Users Are Susceptible to New RAT Attack It is never a …
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US Tax Filers Are Targeted With Remote Access Trojans

Now is the most opportune time for cybercriminals to start targeting taxpayers. A new wave of remote access Trojans has been discovered, all of which are targeting tax filers. What is rather interesting is how these RATs are all Java-based, increasing the criminals’ chances of success. So far, it remains unclear how many people have fallen victim to this new wave of malware. Java RATS Deliberately Target Tax Filers It …
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