Warning - Dragons ahead The following post is for educational purposes only. I intend to show you what can happen if you get infected with a remote access tool (RAT) and just how easy it is to setup the Command and Control (C2) server. Don’t attempt to analyse malware on a system that you aren’t prepared to destroy and certainly do not be attempting this sort of analysis on ANY system you are not authorised for!
This week I had an amazing opportunity to participate in a weeks worth of Cyber Defensive training at Cybergym. Cybergym is an Israeli based IT security company who provide organisations with the training, knowledge and tools to better defend their systems. They provided a tailored training solution with case studies, technical know how, hands on experience through live malware labs. Most importantly, we were able to spend 2 days in their “Cyber Arena” where we were able to apply the new found skills that we had learnt in a full on, real-time simulated environment where our network was attacked by Cybergym hackers brought in from Israel.