Remote Administration Tools

A Remote Administration Tool (known more commonly on the Internet as a RAT) is used to remotely connect and manage single or multiple computers with a variety of tools such as:

  • Screen/camera capture and control.
  • File management (download/upload/execute/etc.).
  • Shell control (usually piped from command prompt).
  • Computer control (power off/on/log off).
  • Registry management (query/add/delete/modify).
  • Other product specific function.

A remote administration tool is based on the server and client technology. The server part runs on a controlled computer and receives commands from the client, which is installed on other remote host. A remote administration tool works in background and hides from the user. The person who controls it can monitor user’s activity, manage files, install additional software, control the entire system including any present application or hardware device, modify essential system settings, turn off or restart a computer.

Remote administration tools are divided into malicious and legitimate applications. Parasitical RATs, also known as remote administration Trojans, are analogous to backdoors and have very similar functionality. However, they aren’t viral, do not propagate by themselves and usually do not have additional destructive functions or other dangerous payload. These parasites do not work on their own and must be controlled by the client.

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There are 61 articles listed on remote administration tools.

Name Threat Level Date
9002 RAT May 9, 2019
Agent Tesla August 8, 2019
Alien Spy May 18, 2009
AntiHacker 1010/10 September 11, 2014
AsyncRAT August 8, 2019
ATMitch May 8, 2019
Autospy September 23, 2011
AVLay RAT July 30, 2019
Avone 2 beta May 18, 2009
Babylon RAT April 25, 2019
Back Orifice October 12, 2011
Backdoor.Netbus March 2, 2011
Bandook RAT May 15, 2019
Blue Adeptz May 18, 2009
Bozok RAT April 12, 2019
Breach RAT April 12, 2019
Cardinal RAT May 13, 2019
CinaRAT June 5, 2019
Client.Py May 6, 2019
Coldroot RAT July 15, 2019
Cotx RAT August 8, 2019
DNSMessenger May 2, 2019
Elf 1.0 January 9, 2012
Fearless Lite May 18, 2009
Frutas RAT 77/10 August 15, 2013

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