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BlackShades RAT checklist to see if you have been infected

Are you worried that you might have been hacked by a cybercriminal which uses the BlackShades RAT? Then you can follow the BlackShades RAT checklist to see if you are infected with the RAT. Cybercriminals install malicious applications like the BlackShades RAT to gain full access over the victims computer.

It could be possible that you have been infected, if this is the case you can use the BlackShades RAT checklist to discover the malware and report it to the FBI.

Do remember that if you want to report the BlackShades information to the FBI, you will need to use the ‘BLACKSHADES‘ tag in your subject.

Here’s a list of possible indicators that your computer may be infected with Blackshades or similar remote access tool malware:

  • Mouse cursor moves erratically with no input from user;
  • Web camera light (if equipped) unexpectedly turns on when web camera is not in use;
  • Monitor turns off while in use;
  • Usernames and passwords for online accounts have been compromised;
  • Unauthorized logins to bank accounts or unauthorized money transfers;
  • Text-based chat window appears on your computer’s desktop unexpectedly;
  • Computer files become encrypted and ransom demand is made to unlock files.

Search your computer for the listed files, if one of the files is found, it will mean that you have been infected:

  • dos_sock.bss
  • nir_cmd.bss
  • pws_cdk.bss
  • pws_chro.bss
  • pws_ff.bss
  • pws_mail.bss
  • pws_mess.bss

If you are still not sure about your security status, you can download a free anti-virus application from the Downloads sector. The anti-virus will then scan your computer for various malicious application. Including the BlackShades RAT.

By CWZ

Founder of Cyberwarzone.com.