Notorious spy tool taken down in global operation

Law enforcement authorities in a number of countries have broken up a cybercriminal operation that peddled a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT) capable of giving anyone with ill intentions total control over compromised machines, according to announcements by Europol, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). If installed undetected, the insidious tool – dubbed ‘Imminent Monitor RAT’ (IM-RAT) – made it possible for the crook to “disable anti-malware software, carry out commands such as recording keystrokes, steal data and passwords and watch the victims via their webcams”, obviously all without the victim’s knowledge or consent.

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