ObliqueRAT linked to threat group launching attacks against government targets

Researchers have uncovered a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that appears to be the handiwork of a threat group specializing in attacks against government and diplomatic targets.

On Thursday, Cisco Talos researchers said the malware, dubbed ObliqueRAT, is being deployed in a new campaign focused on targets in Southeast Asia.

The latest campaign started in January 2020 and is ongoing. The cybercriminals behind the scheme use phishing emails as the primary attack vector, with malicious Microsoft Office documents attached to the fraudulent emails designed to deploy the RAT.

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Source: ZDNet