CrossRAT is a remote access Trojan developed and used by a group of cybercrooks who go by the name ‘Dark Caracal.’ Often, hacking groups like this one develop unsafe tools that are then sold on underground forums, but the CrossRAT’s case appears to be different because this software has not been offered anywhere. At the moment, the only people using Crossrat are the ones who made it and, unfortunately, they have still managed to find a fairly large number of victims.
The Cross-Platform Compatibility is this RAT’s Key Feature
One of the most important and special things about CrossRAT is that it was created in the JAVA programming language, and this allows it to be compatible with all major Operating Systems – Linux, Windows and macOS. Of course, Windows clients are likely to be its primary target, but it is possible that users of UNIX-based operating systems may suffer from CrossRAT’s attacks as well.
How Does CrossRAT Threaten Its Victims?
CrossRAT is capable of exfiltrating files and information from the victim’s computer, log keystrokes, receive remote commands, and be updated with new modules and features. It also gives the operators the ability to plant additional malware onto the compromised computer.
All operations that CrossRAT carries out are as stealthy as possible so that average users are unlikely to notice that there is anything wrong with their computers. This is a major security risk, and this is why the advice to all our readers is to install and run a reputable anti-malware software suite that will offer guaranteed protection for your PC.