Multifunctional malware becoming extensive in 2018, finds Kaspersky Lab report

Multifunctional malware becoming extensive in 2018, finds Kaspersky Lab report

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The demand for multifunctional malware is increasing globally, finds Kaspersky Lab’s report on botnet activity. Such multifunctional malware isn’t designed for specific purposes but can perform any task. However, the Remote Access Tools (RAT) malware has almost doubled, increasing from 6.55% in H1 2017 to 12.22% in H2 2018. The RAT malware is a versatile malware that helps attackers to exploit the infected systems in many ways. Njrat, DarkComet and Nanocore are the most spread RAT malware.Trojans have also increased from 32.87% in H2 2017 to 34.25% in H1 2018. These are also the multi-purpose malware that can allow attackers to control the infected system from multiple command and control servers.