Botnet distribution of remote access Trojans doubles

Since the beginning of 2017, the number of remote access Trojan (RAT) files found among the malware distributed by botnets has almost doubled, according to a new report. The botnet activity report from Kaspersky Lab analyzed more than 150 malware families and their modifications circulating through 60,000 botnets around the world. The growth of multifunctional malware, like RATs, provides almost unlimited opportunities for attackers to exploit the infected PC. Njrat, DarkComet, and Nanocore topped the list of the most widespread RATs. Due to their relatively simple structure, these three backdoors can be modified by experienced or inexperienced threat actors. This… [Continue Reading]

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