JhoneRat targets Middle Eastern countries with advanced anti-detection techniques

JhoneRat targets Middle Eastern countries with advanced anti-detection techniques

Researchers have uncovered a new Windows-based remote access tool (RAT) named JhoneRat targeting Arabic-speaking countries including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Yemen, Syria, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon ...
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Man jailed for using webcam RAT to spy on women in their bedrooms

A British man has been jailed for two years after police caught him using a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to hijack the webcams of young women, and spy upon them. The ...
Hiding in Plain Sight: New Adwind jRAT Variant Uses Normal Java Commands to Mask its Behavior

Hiding in Plain Sight: New Adwind jRAT Variant Uses Normal Java Commands to Mask its Behavior

Street magicians have a secret: If you want to hide something, hide it in plain sight. It’s how hidden card tricks, sleight of hand and most illusions work. Unfortunately, malicious actors are ...
Attackers Targeting U.S. Petroleum Companies with Adwind RAT

Attackers Targeting U.S. Petroleum Companies with Adwind RAT

Digital criminals have launched a new attack campaign that they’re using to target U.S. petroleum companies with the Adwind RAT. Netskope discovered the operation in the beginning of September and found that ...
An Analysis of L0rdix RAT, Panel and Builder

An Analysis of L0rdix RAT, Panel and Builder

L0rdix is a multipurpose remote access tool (RAT) that was first discovered being sold on underground criminal forums in November 2018. Shortly after its discovery, Ben Hunter of enSilo analysed the RAT’s ...
Protect Before You Detect: FlawedAmmyy and the Case for Isolation

Protect Before You Detect: FlawedAmmyy and the Case for Isolation

Posted by Ratnesh Pandey, Alex Holland and Toby Gray. In June 2019, Microsoft issued warnings about a phishing campaign delivering a new variant of the FlawedAmmyy remote access Trojan (RAT), and a ...
RAT author jailed for 30 months, ordered to hand over $725k worth of Bitcoin

RAT author jailed for 30 months, ordered to hand over $725k worth of Bitcoin

A US court has sentenced a programmer to 30 months in a federal prison in connection with software that claimed to be a legitimate tool for Windows sysadmins to remotely manage computers, ...

Trojans: What’s the real deal?

We take a fresh look at Trojans: the history of the term, the most popular threats over the years, the different types of Trojans, and their relationship with social engineering. Categories: Cybercrime ...
‘LuminosityLink RAT’ Author Pleads Guilty

‘LuminosityLink RAT’ Author Pleads Guilty

A 21-year-old Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to authoring and distributing a popular hacking tool called "LuminosityLink," a malware strain that security experts say was used by thousands of customers to gain ...