Hancitor was created in 2014 to drop other malware on infected machines. Also known as Tordal and Chanitor. Hancitor provides their loader as a service to other criminals, helping to install various malware on the target PCs. There is a sudden surge in Hancitor attacks and usually these attacks takes place on business days and falls off on the weekends.
This malware can’t be considered dangerous since even Microsoft’s built-in antivirus Windows Defender can detect it. Alot of it is being distributed in malspam campaigns, in a lot of cases emails don’t even reach their targets, being intercepted by spam filters. In essence, For users that are still using Windows seven or earlier and who either don’t have or disabled their antivirus software can still be targeted with more effectiveness. Despite such a limited “target audience”, Hancitor creators continue to update this malware and it is still very active to this day.