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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, but was actually used by criminals to backdoor PCs and secretly spy on victims.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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RAT flies under the radar with exploit-laden file downloaded by decoy Word document

A malware campaign is using a decoy Word document to automatically download an exploit-laden file and install a remote administration tool (RAT) for nefarious purposes.

David Bisson reports.


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Mac users who ignore the warning signs can be bitten by the Adwind RAT

The cross-platform remote access trojan (RAT) Adwind drops a payload onto Mac computers only after users overlook a series of potential red flags.

David Bisson reports.


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Java-based trojan has infected close to 450,000 victims since 2013

Security researchers have spotted an “unusual” cross-platform Java-based remote access trojan (RAT) that is believed to have infected 443,000 victims between 2013 and 2016.

David Bisson reports.


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New remote access trojan Trochilus uncovered in Seven Pointed Dagger attack

Security researchers have uncovered a new remote access trojan (RAT) called Trochilus, targeting government agencies in Myanmar.

David Bisson reports.


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LatentBot malware opens a backdoor on the finance industry

Security researchers have uncovered the LatentBot malware, a sophisticated and unusual attack that is using multiple levels of obfuscation to target companies in the financial and insurance industries around the world.

David Bisson reports.


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Teenagers increasingly being lured into the world of online crime

Experts say that teenagers are increasingly being attracted to the world of online crime because of the appeal of the environment and the kudos they can receive.

David Bisson reports.


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