RATs

Spyware that Vietnam Airlines posed as McAfee antivirus

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A Malwarebytes analysis of the espionage toolkit that recently infected Vietnam Airlines revealed a modular variant of the Korplug remote access trojan (RAT) that in this case disguises itself as a McAfee antivirus program.

Italian RAT targets Android devices in China by IMEI codes

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Researchers discovered a RAT that targets Android phones in China and Japan and appears to select victims based on their devices' IMEI codes.

Changing of the TidePool: Operation Ke3chang malware evolves as APT threat reappears

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Operation Ke3chang, the APT that in 2013 was discovered targeting Europe-based Ministries of Foreign Affairs, not only apparently remains active but also seems to be leveraging a new family of malware called TidePool.

Into the Mind of a RAT operator

Into the Mind of a RAT operator

Both Dyre and Dridex Trojans now use a combination of local redirection and RAT to effectively escape detection by current anti-fraud and security tools, but Uri Rivner says real-time behaviour analysis can still spot the bad guys.

Arrested hackers revealed to be outfit behind MegalodonHTTP trojan

Arrested hackers revealed to be outfit behind MegalodonHTTP trojan

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Norwegian police and Europol feel collars of five cyber-criminals who are believed to be behind the MegalodonHTTP RAT.

12 arrested in Europe for improper use of RATs

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Europol and a variety of law enforcement around Europe were involved in an affair leading to 12 people being arrested for using remote access Trojans (RATs).

Hackers use Dropbox to target Hong Kong media

Hackers use Dropbox to target Hong Kong media

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Hong Kong activists have been targetted via Dropbox according to FireEye, with the Chinese government the top suspects.

Last Word: Behavioural patterns & cloud

Last Word: Behavioural patterns & cloud

Using individual user's behaviour patterns can identify both the individual and Bot activity to thwart RATs says Uri Rivner

Gaza cyber-gang sending malware files to IT and IR personnel

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A Middle Eastern cyber-group seeking higher levels of access to specific networks has turned its focus to IT security personnel.

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