Symantec warns of a surge in spam emails spreading new Adwind RAT variants that can monitor user activity, log keystrokes, take screenshots, download malicious files, and record video and audio.
By Ms. Smith
The holidays are busy times for most people – and that includes cyber criminals who are busy sending millions of spam emails carrying newly repackaged Adwind remote access Trojan (RAT) variants meant to avoid detection.
Adwind is a cross-platform RAT that has also been called AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket, and jRAT. This multifunctional RAT can monitor user activity, log keystrokes, take screenshots, use the webcam, exfiltrate information such as credentials, download malicious files, record video and audio, as well as do a “host of other nasty activities.”
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