Malware is any software that is created with the goal of causing harm to a computer, server, client, or network. Malware is sometimes defined as software that secretly acts against the user’s best interests. To assist protect against the introduction of malware, detect it if it is already there, and recover from malware-related destructive activities and attacks, a variety of antivirus software, firewalls, and other measures are utilized.
According to the blog, RATDispenser appears to be adept at evading security safeguards and delivering malware, with an 11 percent detection rate. During the year 2021, the researchers discovered eight malware families that were spread utilizing this virus. All of the payloads were remote access Trojans (RATs), which were designed to steal data and allow attackers control over target machines.
Further investigation revealed that there were at least three different RATDispenser variations for a total of 155 samples over the last three months. While the bulk of these copies were droppers, ten of them were downloaders that communicated over the network in order to obtain a secondary stage of malware.