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Legitimate RATs Pose Serious Risk to Industrial Systems
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:49:05 am »

By Eduard Kovacs on September 21, 2018

Remote administration tools (RATs) installed for legitimate purposes in operational technology (OT) networks can pose a serious security risk, allowing malicious actors to abuse them in attacks aimed at industrial organizations, Kaspersky Lab warns.

A report published on Friday by the security firm reveals that, on average, in the first half of 2018, legitimate RATs were found on more than two-thirds of computers used for industrial control systems (ICS).

The highest percentage of ICS computers with RATs were found in Kazakhstan, where over half of all analyzed systems had a remote admin tool installed. In the United States, 29% of the devices monitored by Kaspersky had a legitimate RAT. It’s worth noting that this does not include the remote desktop tool found by default in Windows.

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