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Gh0st RAT is a Trojan horse for the Windows platform that the operators of GhostNet used to hack into some of the most sensitive computer networks on Earth.[2] It is a cyber spying computer program. The "Rat" part of the name refers to the software's ability to operate as a "Remote Administration Tool".

Gh0st RAT
Developer(s) C.Rufus Security Team
红狼小组
(Hong Lang Xiao Zu)
Preview release
Gh0st RAT Beta 3.6
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Available in Chinese
Type Trojan
License Public Domain[1]
Website http://www.15897.com/

The GhostNet system disseminates malware to selected recipients via computer code attached to stolen emails and addresses, thereby expanding the network by allowing more computers to be infected.[3] According to the Infowar Monitor (IWM), "GhostNet" infection causes computers to download a Trojan known as "Gh0st RAT" that allows attackers to gain complete, real-time control.[4] Such a computer can be controlled or inspected by its hackers, and the software even has the ability to turn on the camera and audio-recording functions of an infected computer that has such capabilities, enabling monitors to see and hear what goes on in a room.

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  1. ^ 此软件无作者,无版权 (This software has no authors and no copyright). Gh0st RAT Beta 2.5 开源-红狼远控
  2. ^ "Cyberspies' code a click away - Simple Google search quickly finds link to software for Ghost Rat program used to target governments". Toronto Star (Canada). Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Markoff, John (March 28, 2009). "Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries". New York Times. Retrieved March 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ Harvey, Mike (March 29, 2009). "Chinese hackers 'using ghost network to control embassy computers'". London: The Times. Retrieved March 29, 2009. 

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