Gravity RAT

Why in News?

GravityRAT, a malware allegedly designed by Pakistani hackers, has recently been updated further.

 

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

About the Malware

The ‘RAT’ in its name stands for Remote Access Trojan, which is a program capable of being controlled remotely and thus difficult to trace. It was first detected by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT-In, on various computers in 2017. It is designed to infiltrate computers and steal the data of users and relay the stolen data to Command and Control centres in other countries

 

Sandboxing

GravityRAT has now become self-aware and is capable of evading several commonly used malware detection techniques , One such technique is ‘sandboxing’, to isolate malware from critical programs on infected devices and provide an extra layer of security.

 

Source-The Hindu.