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RATs (Remote Access Trojans)

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Read the blogs post - http://blog.cybersecuritythinktank.com/2016/02/19/134/ In this episode of ‘Friday Headlines’, I sit down with Dennis Skarr to discuss the top stories of the week. We comb through hundreds of cyber security stories out there and pick 3 that are the most relevant and interesting to the Cyber Security Think Tank academy. We try to make these videos short, educational, and light hearted so they can be easily consumed and our audience can take something away from them. In this episode, I pick Dennis’ brain around the following topics or headlines: Adwind RAT: Rat is a Remote Access Trojan piece of software that that can hook into your work station, your computer, and allow it to use different services remotely by the attacker. The popular Adwind RAT has taken the RAT practice to the next level by adding business savviness to the purchase process. The Java Based remote access tool is available in different languages and can even be purchased via SaaS based subscription model (RAT-as-a-Service). Since the Adwind is a Java based remote acess tool, it is very agile and can work across all platforms including Windows, iOS, and Android. The malware author bundles the RAT together Java for fake JAVA downloads available on different websites. The unexpected user is thinking they are downloading Java but are actually getting something entirely different and cynical. The takeaway is be careful what you are downloading and pay close attention to where you are downloading software from. If Java is spelled Jaba, it probably is not the right thing.