Sainbox

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Sainbox, also known as FatalRAT, is a variant of the Gh0st RAT trojan malware that has been increasingly deployed in cybercrime activities, particularly those associated with suspected Chinese cybercrime operations. Proofpoint researchers have observed over 30 separate campaigns leveraging this malware since April 2023, with at least 20 of these delivering Sainbox. The source code for Gh0stRAT is publicly available, allowing various threat actors to modify and create forked variants like Sainbox, which is being distributed through phishing campaigns primarily targeting Chinese-language speakers. The campaigns distributing Sainbox and other malware families, such as Purple Fox and a novel trojan called ValleyRAT, are facilitated through varied infrastructure and payloads, suggesting the involvement of different threat operations. These phishing campaigns often employ Excel and PDF attachments containing URLs linking to compressed executables to deliver the malware. The distribution of Sainbox and other malware types is typically done via email, with an increase in such malicious activity noted by Proofpoint researchers. The rise of Sainbox malware marks a significant shift in the cybercrime threat landscape. It's capable of exploiting and damaging computer systems, potentially stealing personal information or disrupting operations. The fact that it's associated with a range of different threat operations indicates a broad and potentially coordinated effort among cybercriminals. Thus, it represents a major cybersecurity concern that requires robust countermeasures and heightened awareness among potential targets.
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gh0st RAT
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Gh0st RAT is a notorious malware that was originally developed by the C. Rufus Security Team in China and has been widely used for cyber espionage since its code leaked in 2008. This malicious software can infiltrate systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's
Fatalrat
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FatalRAT, also known as Sainbox, is a variant of the Gh0st RAT malware that targets Windows platforms. Initially identified by Proofpoint in 2020, it has become popular with the PurpleFox threat actor group. Once infiltrated into a system, FatalRAT can log keystrokes and download and install additio
Gh0strat
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Gh0stRAT is a malware, specifically a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), that was first observed in 2008. Over the years, its publicly available source code has been modified by various authors and threat actors, resulting in several variants such as Sainbox. For over a decade, Gh0stRAT and related variant
Sainbox Rat
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Sainbox RAT is a type of malware, or malicious software, that poses a significant threat to computer systems and devices. This harmful program is designed to infiltrate your system, often through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, without your knowledge. Once inside, it can steal personal in
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ValleyRAT, a new malware first identified by Proofpoint in March 2024 and initially reported by Chinese cybersecurity firm Qi An Xin in February 2023, has emerged on the cybercrime scene. The malicious software is written in C++ and carries functionalities typical of remote access trojans, such as f
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CERT-EU
10 months ago
Sophisticated Phishing Campaign Targeting Chinese Users with ValleyRAT and Gh0st RAT
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Sophisticated Phishing Campaign Targeting Chinese Users with ValleyRAT and Gh0st RAT | #cybercrime | #infosec | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Cyber Security Week in Review: September 22, 2023
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Malware-spreading phishing attacks target Chinese users
BankInfoSecurity
10 months ago
Financially Motivated Hacks by Chinese-Speaking Actors Surge
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Report: Increase in Chinese-Language Malware Could 'Challenge' Russian Dominance of Cybercrime
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Sophisticated Phishing Campaign Targeting Chinese Users with ValleyRAT and Gh0st RAT – GIXtools
CERT-EU
10 months ago
A Wave of Chinese Cyberthreat Campaigns Use Old and New Malware
CERT-EU
10 months ago
New Spike in Malware from Chinese Cybercriminals Floods the Threat Landscape – Proofpoint Research – Global Security Mag Online
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Chinese Malware Appears in Earnest Across Cybercrime Threat Landscape | Proofpoint US