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Europol Shuts Down 'Imminent Monitor' RAT Operations With 13 Arrests

Europol Shuts Down 'Imminent Monitor' RAT Operations With 13 Arrests
November 29, 2019Mohit Kumar
In a coordinated International law enforcement operation, Europol today announced to shut down the global organized cybercrime network beh...

LuminosityLink Hacking Tool Author Gets 30-Months Prison Sentence

LuminosityLink Hacking Tool Author Gets 30-Months Prison Sentence
October 17, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A 21-year-old Kentucky man who previously pleaded guilty to developing, marketing, and selling an infamous remote access trojan (RAT) call...

21-Year-Old Creator of LuminosityLink Hacking Tool Pleads Guilty

21-Year-Old Creator of LuminosityLink Hacking Tool Pleads Guilty
July 17, 2018Mohit Kumar
As it was speculated that the author of LuminosityLink RAT was arrested last year, a plea agreement made available to the public today co...

New TeamViewer Hack Could Allow Clients to Hijack Viewers' Computer

New TeamViewer Hack Could Allow Clients to Hijack Viewers' Computer
December 06, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Do you have remote support software TeamViewer installed on your desktop? If yes, then you should pay attention to a critical vulnerabi...

Hackers Are Distributing Backdoored 'Cobian RAT' Hacking tool For Free

Hackers Are Distributing Backdoored 'Cobian RAT' Hacking tool For Free
September 06, 2017Unknown
Nothing is free in this world. If you are searching for free ready-made hacking tools on the Internet, then beware—most freely availabl...

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC
August 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
A few months back we reported how opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your computer using a critical vulnerability in Microsof...

Creator of NanoCore RAT Pleads Guilty to Aiding CyberCriminals

Creator of NanoCore RAT Pleads Guilty to Aiding CyberCriminals
July 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A programmer who was arrested in March this year—not because he hacked someone, but because he created and distributed a remote access softw...

Adwind RAT Returns! Cross-Platform Malware Targeting Aerospace Industries

Adwind RAT Returns! Cross-Platform Malware Targeting Aerospace Industries
July 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Hackers and cyber criminals are becoming dramatically more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day. While other operating...

Creator of Blackshades Malware Jailed 4 Years in New York

Creator of Blackshades Malware Jailed 4 Years in New York
June 24, 2015Mohit Kumar
A Swedish man who was the mastermind behind the $40 BlackShades Remote Access Tool (RAT) that infected over half a million systems aro...

Intel Developing RFID Tracking and Remote Controlled 'Kill Switch' for Laptops

Intel Developing RFID Tracking and Remote Controlled 'Kill Switch' for Laptops
June 24, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Kill Switch - the ability to render devices non-operational to prevent theft - has become a hot topic nowadays. The ability to remotely...

FBI raids BlackShades RAT Malware Customers in Europe and Australia

FBI raids BlackShades RAT Malware Customers in Europe and Australia
May 16, 2014Wang Wei
When it comes to crime, whether it's an online or offline, FBI doesn't spare anyone. According to the French media reports and vario...

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android to Control Your PC from Anywhere

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android to Control Your PC from Anywhere
April 17, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Have you ever been somewhere and urgently you need a file stored in your home computer ? This is very common situation that most of us d...

Popular Remote access Trojan njRAT fuels Middle East Cyber Crime

Popular Remote access Trojan njRAT fuels Middle East Cyber Crime
March 31, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Again the sophisticated piece of malware, " njRAT " has come to picture targeting the government agencies and organizations in the...

Rakabulle, Advance File Binder from DarkComet RAT Developer

Rakabulle, Advance File Binder from DarkComet RAT Developer
January 17, 2014Wang Wei
I hope you all still remember the famous and powerful Remote Administration Tool (RAT) called ' Dark Comet ', developed by a French ...
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