Dark Caracal hacker group hits the cyberspace with a new malware threat – CrossRat Malware

Dark Caracal hacker group hits the cyberspace with a new malware threat
Here is everything you need to know about CrossRAT and how to protect against it:
The infamous Dark Caracal hacker group have released a new multi-platform malware named CrossRAT. CrossRAT is made using Java and is a multi-platform remote access Trojan that can attack: Windows, Solaris, Linux, and macOS, by enabling remote attackers to manipulate the file system, take screenshots and run arbitrary executables.
Our cybersecurity team says that Dark Caracal hackers do not use any 0-day exploits to distribute its malware; instead, they are using basic social engineering via posts on Facebook groups and WhatsApp messages, encouraging users to visit hackers-controlled fake websites and download malicious applications.

The first thing that CrossRAT is doing when it is first to run on the attacked system is to verify which version to install depending on the running OS. At this point, it collects info about installed OS version, kernel build, and architecture or in case of Linux the distribution of it like Arch Linux, Centos, Debian, Kali Linux, Fedora or Linux Mint.

After collecting this info, the malware installs tools that automatically execute it when the infected system is rebooted and register itself to the C&C server, allowing remote attackers to send command and steal data. CrossRAT version used by Dark Caracal gave info of connection hardcoded in crossrat/k.class file: the address of connection is flexberry.com on port 2223.

Our experts also found that this malware has keylogger capabilities because inside its code they found the use of jnativehook which is an open source Java listener for keyboard and mouse.

This is the signs of infection:

In Windows:
Open HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ registry key.
If infected it will contain a command that includes, java, -jar and mediamgrs.jar.

In macOS:
Search and look for jar file, mediamgrs.jar, in ~/Library.
Also search and look for launch agent in /Library/LaunchAgents or ~/Library/LaunchAgents named mediamgrs.plist.

In Linux:
Search and look for jar file, mediamgrs.jar, in /usr/var.
Also, search and look for an ‘autostart’ file in the ~/.config/autostart likely named mediamgrs.desktop.

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