Introduction 

   Generally, a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) is a type of malware that is designed to allow a hacker to remotely control a computer. Additionally, some types can even harm the computer in more ways. One of the most common ways is installing a keylogger, a type of spyware that can record keystrokes.  Borat RAT is a new type of RAT malware that has surfaced very recently. Its name is inspired by the 2006 comedy “Borat”. Below, we explain what this can do to a computer and why many consider it a particularly dangerous cyber-attack. 

What is Borat RAT  

   Borat RAT is a type of RAT malware that can do a lot of damage to a computer combining RAT, spyware and ransomware capabilities. Initially, it starts as a common RAT attack, which means that it gives the threat actor remote control over a computer. From there, it provides them with dashboards and gives them the opportunity to infect the computer systems with ransomware and DDoS attacks.  

   Borat RAT can damage a system in many different ways which can vary from annoying to extremely dangerous. Ransomware has been one of the most common attacks for a very long time and DDoS is very usual, too. These two attacks combined can be a serious problem for a company. 

   Other malware activities that Borat RAT can perform include keylogger installation and the ability to steal credential from browsers. They also include audio and webcam recording, a module that can connect important information and a reverse proxy for the purpose of protecting the hacker. The “annoying” features of the malware can include switching the monitor or webcam off and on, hiding desktop features or playing unwanted audio. 

   A Borat RAT infection can happen through different means. These include e-mails (e.g. Phishing) and cracked files that have been downloaded usually from untrustworthy websites. 

Conclusion 

   To conclude, a Borat RAT attack is an exceptional cyber-attack, because it combines three different kinds of cyber-threats. Contrary to what its name indicates, this attack is not funny at all. In fact, it is very dangerous, and every company should be prepared for it. They can do this by monitoring their systems’ traffic and be ready to prevent it before it becomes a problem.  

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