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    RATDispenser: Stealthy JavaScript Loader Dispensing RATs into the Wild

    Threat actors are always looking for stealthy ways of delivering malware without being detected. In this article, we describe how attackers are using an evasive JavaScript loader, that we call RATDispenser, to distribute remote access Trojans (RATs) and information stealers. With an 11% detection rate, RATDispenser appears to be effective at evading security controls and delivering malware. In total, we identified eight malware families distributed using this malware during 2021. All the payloads were RATs, designed to steal information and give attackers control over victim devices….The variety in malware families, many of which can be purchased or downloaded freely from underground marketplaces, and the preference of malware operators to drop their payloads, suggest that the authors of RATDispenser may be operating under a malware-as-a-service business model…

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