Malwarebytes has examined a relatively new fake update scam that uses a combination of legitimate websites, a real cloud storage site and social engineering to pass along either a banking Trojan and remote access tool to its victims.
Hackers abuse NetSupport to take control of victim's machines
A relatively recently launched (two years ago) Java-based remote access tool dubbed "Qrypter" is gaining popularity over existing cross-platform backdoors such as Adwind as an efficient Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform.
An email phishing campaign launched this month attempted to infect spam recipients with the Adwind cross-platform RAT by fooling them into thinking they received an important financial document from SWIFT financial messaging.
A new remote access Trojan (RAT) has been discovered aiming at people and organisations based in South Korea. South Korea and video games companies affected.
Forcepoint Lab researchers spotted a remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed Felismus which has a modular construction that allows it to hide and or extend its capabilities.
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.
Researchers discovered a RAT that targets Android phones in China and Japan and appears to select victims based on their devices' IMEI codes.
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.
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.
Norwegian police and Europol feel collars of five cyber-criminals who are believed to be behind the MegalodonHTTP RAT.
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).
Hong Kong activists have been targetted via Dropbox according to FireEye, with the Chinese government the top suspects.
Using individual user's behaviour patterns can identify both the individual and Bot activity to thwart RATs says Uri Rivner
A Middle Eastern cyber-group seeking higher levels of access to specific networks has turned its focus to IT security personnel.