Borat RAT Malware: Not very nice for your organisation

Recently, a new Malware has been discovered by the technical intelligence Company Cyble Research labs that combines Remote access Trojan (RAT), Ransomware and Spyware. This triple threat, dubbed Borat, after Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” Mockumentary, has been labelled as a serious threat to organisations.

The thing that makes Borat such a problem, is its RAT capabilities. A remote access trojan can be used by attackers to gain full access to a system and be able to remote control it,  including mouse and keyboard control, files access, and network resources access. 

If this malware were to reach its way into an organisation’s systems, then the results for that organisation could be catastrophic, including loss of data, intellectual property being stolen and sold away, and full lock outs of systems which will result in operations being halted or ransoms needing to be paid.

As well as being able to remote control systems, Borat has many other capabilities, such as being able to perform DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service), Audio recording, Key logging, recording via webcam and the ability to encrypt files for ransomware attacks.

All of these capabilities are controlled by a central dashboard that the malware provides, making it easy for attacks to take place.

“The Borat RAT is a potent and unique combination of RAT, spyware and ransomware, making it a triple-threat to any machine compromised by it,” – Cyble

With this dangerous malware floating around cyberspace, as well as many more, it is important that your organisation has a strong system in place to prevent any attacks. 

With a Security Operations Centre there will be improved threat management which is available 24/7, and a large, qualified team who can detect and hunt down threats, preventing any malicious attempts at breaching the system. As well as this an SOC team can analyse the attacks and use the data they get from analysing to find better ways to protect the systems and networks, preventing future attacks.

Our UK based 24×7 Security Operations Centre can keep your organisation secure all year round.

Establishing an in-house Security Operations Centre that can keep up with the advancing sophistication of cyber attacks is out of reach for all but the largest companies. Even with the biggest of budgets, there is the continual need to hire and train security professionals, manage governance and procure software. Whereas outsourcing to our SOC gives you access to advanced security analytics and cutting-edge detection technology, letting you get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that specialists are proactively guarding your systems.

Cyber attacks and ransomware are becoming more complex and more common. Your organisation is already in the fight. Stack the odds more in your favour, by getting Fundamentals First’s Security Operations Centre protecting you today.

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