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A RAT in Bird’s clothing

A spam campaign has been linking US Government feelings on Bitcoin to a fake news site that infects the user with privacy invading malware.

BlackShades Co-Creator Arrested!

Last week, it was announced that one of the creators of BlackShades NET Remote Access Trojan was arrested along with 23 others in an international assault against cybercrime. As you recall from previous blogs posted on Unpacked, we have given you, the reader, an in-depth look into what kind of dangers are presented by the […]

BlackShades in Syria

As reported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) earlier this week, a new Trojan is being spread to Syrian activists in an attempt to employ electronic surveillance on the group and its members.  This Trojan is none other than the BlackShades RAT I blogged about last week as Part 2 of a series on different […]

You Dirty RAT! Part 2 – BlackShades NET

Last week we talked about the Remote Administration Trojan DarkComet and all the wonderful and scary things it can do.  In response to the twitter post announcing the blog, the author of DarkComet tweeted an answer to my big bold question: “Considering that this is a Remote Administration Tool, to be used for good and […]

You Dirty RAT! Part 1 – DarkComet

Last week, I talked a little about the Flame Trojan and how much the average user would need to worry about being infected with it, which is none.  State-sponsored RAT malware, like Flame, would likely not infect average users and even in the off chance that it did, the operators behind the malware would probably […]

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