Noodle RAT: Reviewing the Backdoor Used by Chinese-Speaking Groups


Since 2022, Trend Micro researchers have been investigating numerous targeted attacks in the Asia-Pacific region that used the same ELF backdoor.

Most vendors identify this backdoor as a variant of existing malware such as Gh0st RAT or Rekoobe. However, Trend Micro unearthed the truth: this backdoor is not merely a variant of existing malware, but is a new type altogether. The researchers suspect it is being used by Chinese-speaking groups engaged in either espionage or cybercrime. We dubbed this formerly undocumented malware as “Noodle RAT.” Noodle RAT, also known as ANGRYREBEL or Nood RAT, is a relatively simple backdoor confirmed to have both Windows (Win.NOODLERAT) and Linux (Linux.NOODLERAT) versions.

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Source: Trend Micro


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