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The Justice Department announced that federal authorities in Boston have seized internet domains used to sell the Warzone RAT malware, which allows cybercriminals to secretly access and steal data from victims' computers. The malware enables cybercriminals to browse victim file systems, record keystrokes, and watch victims through their web cameras without their knowledge. Additionally, individuals in Malta and Nigeria have been indicted for selling the malware and supporting cybercriminals.
Federal authorities in Boston seized internet domains that were used to sell computer malware used by cybercriminals to secretly access and steal data from victims' computers.
The Warzone RAT malware allows cybercriminals to surreptitiously connect to victims' computers for malicious purposes, including stealing data. The seizures were part of an international law enforcement effort, and the individuals involved in selling and supporting the malware have been indicted.
The Warzone RAT provided cybercriminals the ability to browse victim file systems, take screenshots, record keystrokes, steal victim usernames and passwords, and watch victims through their web cameras, all without the victims' knowledge or permission.