Trojan malware is among today’s most frequently deployed cyber threats, with two of the latest variants, Quasar and Sobaken being used primarily for government and corporate espionage.

Additionally, Vermin, an open-source, Remote Access Trojan or RAT has been targeting victims in Ukraine, while DanaBot—a new banking Trojan—targets users in Australia.

“These new RATs support 24 implemented and several optional commands, including audio recording, keylogging and password theft. Attackers use Virtual Network Computing or VNC to create and control remote hosts, steal private and sensitive information and communicate the data covertly via Tor,” observes Jeremy Samide, CEO of Stealthcare, an international cybersecurity and threat assessment firm with offices in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Toronto.

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