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Microsoft Warns: Watch Out for This Malware That Steals Passwords, Webcam, Browser Data

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A remote access tool dubbed RevengeRAT prompted Microsoft to issue an alert that the tool has been used to target the aerospace and travel sectors with spear-phishing emails.


Microsoft has issued a warning over RevengeRAT, a remote access tool (RAT) that has been used to target aerospace and travel industries with spear-phishing campaigns.

The phishing emails prompt employees to open a file disguised as an Adobe PDF attachment that downloads a malicious visual basic file.

Microsoft said the emails distribute a loader that delivers RevengeRAT, also known as AsyncRAT, while security firm Morphisec warned it also delivers the RAT Agent Tesla.

The installed RATs link to a command and control server and download more malware from paste sites such as

The tools are used to steal credentials, video, and images from a webcam, and anything copied to the system clipboard for pasting elsewhere.

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