New SectopRAT Trojan creates hidden second desktop to control browser sessions


A new Trojan, SectopRAT, has appeared in the wild which is able to launch a hidden secondary desktop to control browser sessions on infected machines.

The new malware was first spotted by MalwareHunterTeam. In a tweet on 15 November, MalwareHunterTeam said the C# malware, compiled on 13 November, was able to “create [a] hidden desktop and run [a] selected browser there with full control.”

This caught the attention of cybersecurity researchers from G Data, who were able to obtain a second sample, compiled on 14 November, later submitted to Virustotal.

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Source: ZDnet