Of all the malware online, Remote Access Trojans (RATs) account for nearly 70 percent.
A new report from Digital Citizens Alliance, a self-described coalition focused on internet threats, deep dives into the RATs world with a particular focus on YouTube.
The group’s eight-month research period brought up thousands of RAT tutorials on YouTube, the group wrote, and IP addresses spanned 33 states and dozens of countries. The report also pointed out that advertisements from major companies accompanied 38 percent of the tutorials. Revenue generated from these ads will go to both Google and the cyber-criminals, the report stated.