RemcosRAT is a Remote Access Trojan that is designed to work on the Windows OS platform. RemcosRAT is deployed to PC users via spam email, malvertising, and fake updates for Windows 7, 8 and 10. The threat is named after the primary executable used to facilitate its operations—remcos.exe. AV vendors may detect files related to RemcosRAT under the following tags:
- Win32:RemcosRAT-A [Trj]
RemcosRAT is a standard Remote Access Trojan that supports most features you would expect from a RAT. The threat at hand can track what programs are running on the system, index data stored on local drives, make modifications to installed software and issue commands to the Windows kernel. Initial threat assessment revealed that RemcosRAT connects to a remote host via HTPP channel and waits for commands. Attackers could use RemcosRAT to lower your cyber defenses and install apps remotely. RemcosRAT might store its files in the Temp directory where Windows saves temporary Internet files used while you surf the Web. We have reports that RemcosRAT can connect to the 18.104.22.168 IP address and access data on the donemix.duckdns.org site. This portal is flagged by AV vendors and Web filters as unsafe already. Computer users that notice missing programs from their OS and unusual data transmissions might wish to scan their machine with a reliable anti-malware application.
File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|4||C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Legit Program.exe||192,512||cd2c23deea7f1eb6b19a42fd3affb0ee||3|
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