Remote access trojan (RAT)

What is Remote access trojan (RAT)

A remote access trojan (RAT) is a malware that allows attackers to gain remote access and control of a victim's device. RATs can steal data, monitor user activity, and launch additional attacks. They are spread through email attachments, software downloads, or malicious websites. RATs can control victim's device, capture keystrokes, transfer files, access webcams and microphones, and launch DDoS attacks. Preventing RAT infections requires strong antivirus software, firewalls, user education, regular software updates, and incident response plans. Organizations should also have policies and procedures in place to prevent RAT infections.