Researchers have found a new remote access trojan (RAT) written from scratch in Golang that lures cryptocurrency users to download trojanized apps on Windows, Mac and Linux machines by promoting the apps in dedicated online forums and on social media.

In a recent blog, Intezer estimated that the new RAT campaign has already infected thousands of victims based on the number of unique visitors to the pastebin pages used to locate the command and control servers.

The researchers say they first discovered the operation targeting cryptocurrency users in December 2020, but that the operation started in January 2020. The campaign includes domain registrations, websites, trojanized applications, fake social media accounts and the new undetected RAT, dubbed  ElectroRAT.   

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