There are countless threats waiting for an opportunity to infect the devices of unsuspected users all the time. Undisclosed vulnerabilities provide the perfect environment for these threats, which include one named Xrat that using these vulnerabilities invades a device and cause numerous issues, which include the collection of the victims' data, the execution of native libraries and loading supplementary code. Xrat attacks Android devices primarily, but security researchers found out that Xrat can perform attacks on various, different devices since it is related to malware that targets the Windows operating systems.
Once installed and running, Xrat can execute multiple tasks which, to mention only a few, includes making unauthorized calls and sending text messages, collecting data about the device, and the SIM card, accessing the victims' contact list and many more. If Xrat senses that it may be detected, it kills itself before detection. Xrat also possesses the capacity of deleting various features, services and files from the infected device. Looks like that the main targets of Xrat are political groups, but anyone can become a victim of the threat. Therefore, mobile and PC users should be aware that having an anti-malware running on their devices is compulsory. Otherwise, they can become victims of Xrat or the countless threats lurking in the dark.