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VoIP Service Servers Abused to Host RATs

24
Oct
2016
VoIP Service Servers Abused to Host RATs

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Free Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service Discord has had its servers abused to host and distribute remote access Trojans (RATs), Symantec warns.

Discord is highly popular among gaming communities, because it is simple and multiplatform, and has been used by more than 11 million people as of July 2016. The service allows users to quickly create groups so that gamers (teams, guilds, clans) can communicate over VoIP (both chat and voice) during a game.

IT security researchers have created servers there, and some users created groups where knowledge is being shared and exchanged on particular topics (some have thousands of members).

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