Report: PlugX Is RAT of Choice for Nation States

February 13, 2015

Nation-state backed threat adversaries have their own preferences when it comes to malware and attack tools. Details on which tools nation-state threat actors use are included in the 2014 CrowdStrike Global Threat Intel report  <> that was released this week. Among its findings: The PlugX Remote Access Tool (RAT) is the most observed malware variant used in such attacks.

“PlugX is pretty easy to use,”Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike, told eSecurityPlanet. ” It was initially used by Chinese threat adversaries that led the development of the tool.”


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