AsyncRAT is an open-source tool designed for remote monitoring via encrypted connections. However, it could be utilized by threat actors as it provides keylogging, remote access, and other functionality that could damage a victim’s computer or system. This tool can be used to send malicious files to the system which once executed can be a source to other malicious software. These can also be used to transfer malicious programs into USB drives and can infect other systems.
Numerous malware campaigns and threat actors have utilized AsyncRAT in various recent attacks. More recently, a social engineering campaign that targeted Thailand pass (an online travel agency) consumers were observed. Additionally, the Follina Outbreak in Australia spread AsyncRAT as a malicious payload.
AsyncRAT can be delivered through a number of techniques, including spear-phishing, malicious advertising, exploit kits, and others.