A budget-friendly remote access trojan (RAT) that’s under active development is selling on underground Russian forums for about $7 for a two-month subscription, according to BlackBerry researchers today.
The backdoor Windows malware, dubbed DCRat or DarkCrystal RAT, was released in 2018, then redesigned and relaunched the following year. An individual who goes by the handles boldenis44, crystalcoder, and Кодер (Coder) developed the RAT, we’re told, and works to improve it on a daily basis.
Despite its bargain price, and being the work of a lone developer as opposed to custom malware sold by a well-funded, sophisticated crime-ring, miscreants can perform a range of nefarious acts with DCRat due to its modular architecture and plugin framework.
Source: The Register