The owner of a Swedish company behind a popular remote administration tool (RAT) implicated in thousands of malware attacks shares the same name as a Swedish man who pleaded guilty in 2015 to co-creating the Blackshades RAT, a similar product that was used to infect more than half a million computers with malware, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
At issue is a program called “WebMonitor,” which was designed to allow users to remotely control a computer (or multiple machines) via a Web browser. The makers of WebMonitor, a company in Sweden called “RevCode,” say their product is legal and legitimate software “that helps firms and personal users handle the security of owned devices.”
PRADA shoes 725184 Brown 36.5
But critics say WebMonitor is far more likely to be deployed on “pwned” devices, or those that are surreptitiously hacked. The software is broadly classified as malware by most antivirus companies, likely thanks to an advertised feature list that includes dumping the remote computer’s temporary memory; retrieving passwords from dozens of email programs; snarfing the target’s Wi-Fi credentials; and viewing the target’s Webcam.
PRADA Black Patent Block-Heel Buckle Pump 37.5 7.5 w box Reg. 690 - Worn 2x
In S76697 ADIDAS HAMBURG S76697 AZZURRO Sneakers Unisex, researchers from security firm Palo Alto Networks noted that the product has been primarily advertised on underground hacking forums, and that its developers promoted several qualities of the software likely to appeal to cybercriminals looking to secretly compromise PCs.
PRADA shoes femme Black suede pump leopard fringe button 1D723H3A0VF041M04Prada green peep toes; Sz 40; 900Prada Mens Trainers shoes Size 7.5Prada Pumps Bunt Gr. 40
For example, RevCode’s website touted the software’s compatibility with all “crypters,” software that can encrypt, obfuscate and manipulate malware to make it harder to detect by antivirus programs. Palo Alto also noted WebMonitor includes the option to suppress any notification boxes that may pop up when the RAT is being installed on a computer.
RevCode maintains it is a legitimate company officially registered in Sweden that obeys all applicable Swedish laws. A few hours of searching online turned up an interesting record at Saks Fifth Avenue Bow Back Leather Flat, 7, Black, a credit information service based in Sweden. That record indicates RevCode is owned by 28-year-old Swedish resident Alex Yücel.
Prada stiefel - Gr 38 - Luxus-Mgold+black-wie neu-Montone Ricamo Russian Princess
In February 2015, a then 24-year-old Alex Yücel SALE AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH AJKO SPORT blueE BLACK WHITE 638471 007 KO KNOCK OUT to computer hacking and to creating, marketing and selling SALE MUSTO UK9 EU43 NAUTIC SPEED GRIP-FLEX SAILING WATER DECK SHOE, a RAT that was used to compromise and spy on hundreds of thousands of computers. Arrested in Moldova in 2013 as part of a large-scale, international takedown against Blackshades and hundreds of customers, Yücel became the first person ever to be extradited from Moldova to the United States. Salewa MTN TRAINER MID GTX WMS - Carbon Magnet-40