Hackers Targeting Indian Banks via JAVA RAT To Hack Java On Windows, Linux , and Mac
The malicious JAR file, which is sent to the attackers' victims, is a remote admin trojan, that is why the attackers can efficiently run them on any windows, Linux, and Mac PCs with Java installed.
The malicious payload endures itself by altering the registry key. The payload drops a JAR file in %appdata% location; all these happen automatically once the user manually opens the attachment sent by the attacker.
Once the malicious JAR file executed in the victim’s system, it automatically transforms into a Remote admin tool (JRAT) that allows the attackers to perform several types of malicious activities of the following:-
- This backdoor can create or delete its persistence by sending commands.
- Adwind RAT is capable of controlling the victim’s desktop remotely.
- The attacker used a robot class to control the mouse, keyboard by sending commands from a remote machine, and take a screenshot.
- Backdoors often lead to the stealing of credentials for critical financial infrastructure.
- Cyberattacks on banks can lead to the stealing of all customer data and crucial financial infrastructure details.
Here Are Some Attachment Names Used in the Java RAT Campaign:-Email Subjects:
- Urgent – COVID measures monitoring template
- Query Reports for RBI INSPECTION
- FMR returns
- Assessment Advice-MH-603
-  – MIS for NEFT/RTGS, 06-04-2020 
- Deal confr.
- DI form
- Attachment Names:
- Gazette notification&RBI_Directives_file-00000120_pdf.zip
- DI_form_HY_file_00002_pdf .zip
These malicious campaigns could directly impact the banks and their customers; thus, cyber actors could easily steal customers’ data and important financial infrastructure details.
Moreover, the security firm Quick Heal strongly recommended the users to take necessary security measures and avoid opening the attachments attached in the emails from unknown sources.
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