New JhoneRAT Malware Targets Middle East


Researchers are warning of a new remote access trojan (RAT), dubbed JhoneRAT, which is being distributed as part of an active campaign, ongoing since November 2019, that targets victims in the Middle East. Once downloaded, the RAT gathers information on the victims’ computers and is also able to download additional payloads.

Evidence shows that the attackers behind JhoneRAT have taken extra steps to ensure the RAT is being distributed to Arabic-speaking victims. Researchers note that the attackers have also made use of various cloud services, such as Google Drive and Google Forms, as part of the payload’s infection process.

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Source: ThreatPost