back to article Borat RAT: Multiple threat of ransomware, DDoS and spyware

A new remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed "Borat" doesn't come with many laughs but offers bad actors a menu of cyberthreats to choose from. RATs are typically used by cybercriminals to get full control of a victim's system, enabling them to access files and network resources and manipulate the mouse and keyboard. Borat does all …

  1. brainwrong

    Stupid question?

    What systems can it target?

    1. Clausewitz 4.0 Bronze badge
      Devil

      Re: Stupid question?

      By the usage of VirtualAllocEx and CreateThread APIs, from the blog post... clearly, Windows systems.

      1. Mike_R
        Linux

        Re: Stupid question?

        Phew... relief -------->

      2. brainwrong

        Re: Stupid question?

        "From the blog post"? I expected that to be one of the primary pieces of information in the article I was commenting on. It wouldn't have helped anyway, given that I'm neither a computer programmer or a windows user.

        The article mentioned chromium, but I try to avoid toxic shiny things.

  2. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

    Borat

    "This is my neighbour, Ransomware. He is a pain in my arseholes."

  3. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    I had high hopes for computers, how misplaced that hope was too

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