CyberGate RAT Mimic as Dorks to Attack Cybersecurity

Threat actors target a niche group of internet users, security researchers, penetration testers, and even cybercriminals.

The weapon of choice is malicious software known as CyberGate Remote Access Trojan (RAT), which has been lurking in the cyber realm for several years.

The latest twist in its deployment involves a cunning disguise, where the RAT is being distributed under the guise of a URL to a seemingly harmless Dork converter tool.

Understanding “Dorks” in Cybersecurity

For the uninitiated, “Dorks” are not the awkward characters from a high school drama but rather specialized search queries.

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These queries are crucial for cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers to discover vulnerable websites, sensitive data leaks, and hidden malware.

While Dorks serve as a force for good in the hands of defenders, enabling them to patch up security holes and protect data, they can also be wielded by malicious actors to exploit the same vulnerabilities.

Broadcom has recently reported that CyberGate RAT has been identified as masquerading as a Dork tool.

This RAT is a remote access Trojan that allows an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

Symantec’s protection suite is designed to identify and neutralize the CyberGate RAT using a multi-layered approach:

CyberGate Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is disguised as a Dork tool, potentially allowing attackers to gain unauthorized access to targeted systems.

As the CyberGate RAT continues to mimic legitimate tools to infiltrate the cybersecurity community’s systems, awareness and advanced protection systems like those offered by Symantec are critical in safeguarding against such deceptive attacks.

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