Arab hactivist use remote access Trojan to hack 24,000 machines worldwide

Symantec threat lab researchers say Arab Hackers based in Middle East are targeting the computers world wide using remote access Trojan njRAT. There are 487 groups involved in certain hacking campaign. 

Symantec says, “Symantec has identified 487 groups of attackers mounting attacks using njRAT. These attacks appear to have different motivations, which can be broadly classed as hacktivism, information theft and botnet building,” njRAT is a fairly simple malware widely available in Black Markets. 

The malware grants hackers basic powers, such as the ability to download and execute additional malware on infected systems, execute shell commands, read and write registry keys, capture screenshots, log keystrokes and hijack control of webcams. 

Researchers say these attacks originate from Middle East and nearly 80% of CnC base located in Egypt, Palestine and Lebiya.

Source: http://whogothack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/arab-hactivist-use-remote-access-trojan.html#.Vm8221V97IU

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