Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1977 AthenaGo RAT uses Tor2Web proxy system to hide C&C server
Compared to other RATs, Cisco researchers say that AthenaGo has a few features that stand out on its own. First and foremost, Athena Go is the first RAT written in the Go programming language, albeit not the first malware.

Go malware is a little bit rarer, especially on Windows, but it's as effective as malware written in other programming languages.

The only downside, as Cisco researchers explained in a technical analysis of AthenaGo, is that Go binaries include a little bit more details that helps out researchers in detecting the malware's capabilities much easier.
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