Experts at the German cybersecurity firm identified the Java-based StrRAT malware in June 2020. This malware uses plugins to grant the attacker remote access. This malware steals login credentials from browsers and email clients, logs keystrokes, and exploits vulnerable Windows operating systems remotely. The malware adds the file extension (.crimson) to Notepad to show a bogus ransom message. STRRAT malware supports the browsers Firefox, Chrome, Foxmail, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Thunderbird.
STRRAT permits threat actors to remotely control compromised machines/computers. According to research, this RAT can be used to run commands that let users upload files, download files, delete files, open files, restart computers, and carry out a variety of other tasks.
Furthermore, users who have the STRRAT installed on their computers run the risk of experiencing issues with online privacy, surfing security, financial loss, identity theft, account lockout, system infection with further infections, etc.