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New Windows RAT can be controlled via a Telegram channel

October 22, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Security researchers have discovered a new remote access trojan (RAT) being advertised on Russian-speaking underground hacking forums.

Named T-RAT, the malware is available for only $45, and its primary selling point is the ability to control infected systems via a Telegram channel, rather than a web-based administration panel.

It’s author claims this gives buyers faster and easier access to infected computers from any location, allowing threat actors to activate data-stealing features as soon as a victim is infected, before the RAT’s presence is discovered.

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