Spynote Rat

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SpyNote RAT, a malicious software (malware), was first detected in 2017 when it was found embedded within counterfeit Android applications posing as popular platforms such as Netflix, WhatsApp, and Facebook. The malware is designed to exploit and damage systems, with capabilities ranging from stealing personal information to disrupting operations. It infiltrates devices through deceptive downloads, often unbeknownst to the user, and can even hold data hostage for ransom. By 2024, the threat had evolved and expanded its reach. Cybercriminals began distributing SpyNote RAT through spoofed versions of widely-used communication apps like Google Meet, Zoom, and Skype. When users clicked on the Google Play button on these fake pages, they unknowingly downloaded an APK file containing the SpyNote RAT. For instance, an APK file named "meet.apk" was associated with a fraudulent Google Meet link, while another one named "Zoom02.apk" was linked to a bogus Zoom page. According to a report from Zscaler ThreatLabz published on March 8, 2024, these attacks have been ongoing since December of the previous year. Windows systems were compromised by other types of Remote Access Trojans (RATs) such as NjRAT and DCRat, while SpyNote RAT continued to target Android devices. These developments underscore the persistent and evolving nature of cyber threats, highlighting the need for robust security measures across all digital platforms.
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Spynote
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SpyNote is a malicious software (malware) designed to exploit and damage computer systems, often infecting devices through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites. A newer variant of SpyNote has been observed using the Accessibility API to target well-known cryptocurrency wallets. The malware is d
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njRATUnspecified
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NjRAT is a remote-access Trojan (RAT) that has been commonly used in both criminal and targeted attacks since as early as 2013. It is part of a suite of RATs used by attackers, including Remcos and AsyncRAT, to exploit and damage computer systems. NjRAT can identify remote hosts on connected network
DcratUnspecified
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DcRAT is a malicious software that has been used in various cyberattacks throughout 2023 and into 2024. The malware, distributed through fake OnlyFans content, deceptive Google Meet sites, and spoofed Skype and Zoom websites, downloads a DcRAT payload when users click on certain elements. This Remot
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Snake, also known as EKANS, is a significant threat actor that has been active since at least 2004, with its activities potentially dating back to the late 1990s. This group, which may have ties to Iran, targets diplomatic and government organizations as well as private businesses across various reg
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CERT-EU
4 months ago
Android and Windows RATs Distributed Via Online Meeting Lures | Zscaler
CERT-EU
a year ago
SpyNote Spyware Returns with SMS Phishing Against Banking Customers
CERT-EU
4 months ago
Watch Out for Spoofed Zoom, Skype, Google Meet Sites Delivering Malware – GIXtools
CERT-EU
4 months ago
Online meeting app lures leveraged for RAT delivery