The Amadey hacking tool is a botnet builder, which was developed by unknown ill-minded actors and is being sold on various hacking forums. It first appeared at the start of 2019. This threat also can be used as a first-stage payload that can introduce more malware to the host. Initially, the Amadey hacking tool costs $500 approximately. This threat gained some traction and appears to have sold well as malware researchers have spotted the Amadey tool being used in many different campaigns worldwide. Even the infamous TA505 hacking group got its hands on the Amadey threat.
Amadey operators can access the administrator panel via their Web browser, and use it to command the infected systems. However, all of this is carried out very silently and out of the sight of the user. It is likely that the victims may not even realize that their system has been hijacked and that it is a part of a botnet.
Once the Amadey botnet builder infiltrates a system, it has the ability to check whether there are any of the most common anti-malware tools present. The Amadey hacking tool is able to gain persistence by modifying the Windows Registry, thus ensuring that the threat will be launched every time the system is rebooted.
This hacking tool has a somewhat limited list of capabilities. The Amadey botnet builder is able to gather information about the infected host, including:
- Operating System.
- Network Configuration.
Apart from being able to hijack a computer and add it to a botnet, which would be used to carry out DDoS (Distributed-Denial-of-Service) attacks potentially, this threat also can be employed as a first-stage payload, which will serve as a backdoor for the attackers to infect the host with additional and potentially more threatening malware.
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- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
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This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.