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Sneaky DogeRAT Trojan Poses as Popular Apps, Targets Indian Android Users

May 30, 2023

A new open source remote access trojan (RAT) called DogeRAT targets Android users primarily located in India as part of a sophisticated malware campaign.

The malware is distributed via social media and messaging platforms under the guise of legitimate applications like Opera Mini, OpenAI ChatGOT, and Premium versions of YouTube, Netflix, and Instagram.

“Once installed on a victim’s device, the malware gains unauthorized access to sensitive data, including contacts, messages, and banking credentials,” cybersecurity firm CloudSEK said in a Monday report.

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