Remcos or Remote Control and Surveillance, marketed as a legitimate software by a Germany-based firm Breaking Security for remotely managing Windows systems is now widely used in multiple malicious campaigns by threat actors. Remcos RAT is a sophisticated remote access Trojan (RAT) that can be used to fully control and monitor any Windows computer from XP and onwards.
The current campaign utilizes social engineering techniques wherein threat actors are leveraging what’s new and trending worldwide. The phishing email contains a PDF offering CoronaVirus safety measures but in reality this PDF includes executable for a REMCOS RAT dropper that runs together with a VBS file executing the malware. The malware also adds Startup registry key at “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce” for it to become persistent while the device affected has been restarted
This Backdoor gathers the following information and sends it to its servers:
Sample Spam – Coronavirus-themed-spam: