Today, in order to learn about someone’s intimate details, it’s not necessary to peek at the keyhole and even install a hidden camera. Stefan Rigo went the other way by acquiring in the name of his girlfriend the Trojan of the remote access BlackShades (RAT), allowing to establish secret control over other people’s computers.
As the NAK spokesman said, “rats” have become a big problem, as people do not suspect that they are being monitored through their own computer and the case with Stefan Rigo confirms this. The specialist on cyber security firm FireEye Jens Monred commented on this incident:
“The BlackShades application (RAT) is quite easy to detect, but, as a rule, using it, intruders somehow believe that they are doing something heroic. Therefore, you need to be very careful when clicking on suspicious links or downloading questionable attachments to e-mail. “