Explore the latest news and trends  

Sign up for our weekly security newsletter

Be the first to receive important updates on security


‘Lumunositylink RAT’ Helps Steal Files, Documents after Illegitimately Accessing Pcs

A young man belonging to Kentucky recently admitted guilt towards writing and spreading "LumunosityLink" one widely accepted malware for hacking which according to security experts, an uncountable number of customers utilized for acquiring illegitimate admission into yet another uncountable number of PCs located in 78 countries around the world.

In 2015, the popularity of LumunosityLink first occurred. Actually at that time, security researchers from Proofpoint overlooked the innocuous ads promoting the malware while discovered an extremely robust keylogger which thrust a code inside nearly all the running processes of a PC the malware infected.

Buyers would get the malicious program for $40 which was really one RAT (Remote Access Tool) which as described on the ad would let system admins handle an enormous number of PCs simultaneously. More than 6,000 buyers were able to compromise many thousand PCs using the tool across 78 countries. Cyberscoop.com posted this, July 16, 2018.

In a statement by federal prosecutors, Stanford, Ky. based Colton Ray Grubbs connived with associates for selling and spreading LumunosityLink the remote access tool which simplified for customers seeking towards hacking PCs so they could sneakily see photographs, documents along with other files that were stored on the infected computers. The tool further allowed the customers to see victims' keyboard strokes, deactivate their security software as well as clandestinely turn on their computer webcams.

Grubbs, aged 21, is indicted with hiring co-conspirators and persuading them for providing replies to questions on the online messaging service Skype that actual along with potential buyers of the LumunosityLink RAT used while trying to know the process of using the malware.

During July 2017, Grubbs came to know that there would be a raid of his residence by FBI. He thus made efforts towards hiding clues such as a debit card, hard drives and laptop he owned. He as well transmitted 114 bitcoins to 6 wallets from his key wallet, the transaction valuing approximately USD 273K.

The admission of guilt by Grubbs is well capable of inducing more arrests as well as prosecutions of buyers of LumunosityLink and their subsequent use of the tool.

» SPAMfighter News - 7/25/2018

3 simple steps to update drivers on your Windows PCSlow PC? Optimize your Slow PC with SLOW-PCfighter!Email Cluttered with Spam? Free Spam Filter!

Dear Reader

We are happy to see you are reading our IT Security News.

We do believe, that the foundation for a good work environment starts with fast, secure and high performing computers. If you agree, then you should take a look at our Business Solutions to Spam Filter & Antivirus for even the latest version of Exchange Servers - your colleagues will appreciate it!

Go back to previous page