Remote Access Trojans are a form of malware that are designed to infiltrate a victim's computer stealthily and remain silent, so no particular symptoms of infection are clearly visible on the machine. These Trojans are designed to steal passwords, banking information, identities, as well as installing additional malware and hijacking cryptocurrencies and other important personal data. The main target of these Trojans, however, is cryptocurrency users. ElectroRAT has capabilities such as uploading files from disk, downloading files and executing commands on the victim’s computer, keylogging (keystroke logging), and taking screenshots.

How is RAT distributed?

Like most other malware, RAT can be distributed via malicious attachments in emails, software downloaded via third-party downloaders, or from unofficial websites. Some apps promoted via social media can also house this form of Trojan.

How to avoid RAT malware:

Do not open any attachments from suspect email addresses

Always download software legally from the official website

Be careful when downloading applications that are promoted on social media

What systems does RAT affect?

RAT is written in the open-source programming language Golang and designed to target Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.

What to do if your system becomes infected:

Scan your system with legitimate antivirus software

If the RAT has done irreversible changes, you may need to reset, restore or reinstall your operating system

Be sure to run regular patch updates on your system, If you are a BeCloud ManagedIT customer this is managed for you.

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