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Middle Eastern hackers use remote access trojan to infect 24,000 machines worldwide

2014/04/01

V3.co.uk - (International) Researchers at Symantec reported finding 487 groups actively using the njRAT remote access trojan (RAT) for malicious uses, with around 24,000 machines infected worldwide. Symantec reported that most attacks using njRAT originate in the Middle East and that the majority of the RAT's command and control servers are located in the Middle East and North Africa.

Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2337382/middle-eastern-hackers-use-remote-access-trojan-to-infect-24-000-machines-worldwide

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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