The Webmonitor Rat is a Remote Administration Tool that is being sold as a legitimate product by a software publisher based in Sweden. However, a closer look at the toolset features in this program and the company behind it reveals a worrying fact – it is likely to be used for evil purposes and the person behind it was arrested in association with the development and distribution of the Blackshades Remote Access Trojan previously.
Although Webmonitor RAT is promoted as a tool that can help employers keep a close eye on the activity of their employees, it packs some interesting features that are certainly not typical for legitimate applications:
- It can be installed without notifications, therefore making it possible to plant it without alerting the user.
- It has the ability to extract saved passwords or collect WiFi login credentials.
- It can access the target’s webcam and use it to capture video or images.
Pair these features with the fact that the WebMonitor RAT is being reported as threatening by just about every reputable anti-virus product, and you can rest assured that this is not a program that will be used for legitimate purposes.
Since this is a product sold freely, all cybercriminals can make use of its features as long as they pay. This means that the attack may come from anywhere – email attachment, fake download, pirated game, media or untrustworthy software downloads. The best way to maintain your machine secure is to use a trustworthy anti-malware tool.