#6 RATs

Updated: Jan 17

Did You Know? There are 7 major types of malware. Malware type 6: RATs or Remote Access Trojan.  

Remote access Trojan (RAT) is a malware program that includes a back door for administrative control over the target computer. RATs are usually downloaded invisibly with a user-requested program -- such as a game -- or sent as an email attachment. Once the host system is compromised, the intruder may use it to distribute RATs to other vulnerable computers and establish a botnet.


Because a RAT enables administrative control, it makes it possible for the intruder to do just about anything on the targeted computer, including:

  • Monitoring user behavior through keyloggers or other spyware.

  • Accessing confidential information, such as credit card and social security numbers.

  • Activating a system's webcam and recording video.

  • Taking screenshots.

  • Distributing viruses and other malware.

  • Formatting drives.

  • Deleting, downloading or altering files and file systems.

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