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A layman’s dictionary: RAT

RAT stands for Remote Administration Tool. While it may sound rather innocuous, the term “RAT” is usually associated with the software used for criminal or malicious purposes.

Simda post-mortem, or why security is everybody’s business

Simda was a rather mysterious botnet that had been used for dissemination of third-party potentially unwanted and malicious software. It has a built-in tools to detect and evade emulation, virtual machines and security tools, effectively allowing the bot to stay out of grid – apparently for years.