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Cyber Threat of the Week

Each week we host a Cyber Threat of the Week webinar featuring a high-level look at interesting threats to help security teams navigate the attack landscape, in less than 10 minutes.

For this week’s Interesting Threaty Byte, we bring you tRAT.  tRAT is a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that was first discovered on September 27, 2018.  The first campaigns included fake Norton Security and TripAdvisor brands as lures to get victim's to open the included Microsoft Word document and enable macros.  On October 11, 2018, Proofpoint discovered another tRAT campaign, but this time by threat actor TA505.  TA505 is one of the most prolific threat actors tracked by Proofpoint and the adoption of tRAT by this threat actor means it is now a major trojan to keep an eye open for.

This Interesting Threat comes to us from our Proofpoint Threat Insight blog; "tRat: New modular RAT appears in multiple email campaigns", located at