A new cybersecurity threat known as QwixxRAT [1] [2] [3] has recently emerged, posing a significant risk to devices and the sensitive data they contain. This remote access trojan (RAT) is being actively advertised for sale on popular platforms such as Telegram and Discord.


QwixxRAT, once installed on a victim’s Windows platform [3], is capable of collecting a wide range of sensitive information. This includes web browser histories [3], credit card details, keystrokes [1], screenshots [1] [2], and data from popular applications like Steam and Telegram [1]. Its primary purpose is to provide unauthorized access to the victim’s information, with the collected data being sent to the attacker’s Telegram bot [2] [3]. To avoid detection [1], QwixxRAT incorporates anti-analysis features and offers different access options for purchase. Additionally, it possesses a clipper function that enables it to access sensitive information copied to the device’s clipboard, facilitating illicit fund transfers [1]. The RAT utilizes a Telegram bot for command-and-control, allowing the attacker to remotely control the infected host and gather additional data. This discovery follows the recent disclosure of other RAT strains [1] [3], namely RevolutionRAT and Venom Control RAT [3], which are also being advertised on Telegram channels [3]. The use of RATs remains a significant threat as attackers continuously refine their tools and techniques.


The emergence of QwixxRAT highlights the growing risks associated with cybersecurity. Its ability to infiltrate devices and extract sensitive data poses a serious threat to individuals and organizations alike. To mitigate this risk, it is crucial for users to remain vigilant and adopt robust security measures. This includes regularly updating software, employing strong passwords, and utilizing reputable antivirus software. Furthermore, it is imperative for security professionals to stay informed about the latest threats and continuously enhance their defenses. As attackers continue to evolve their tactics, the battle against RATs and other cyber threats remains an ongoing challenge.


[1] https://thehackernews.com/2023/08/qwixxrat-new-remote-access-trojan.html
[2] https://www.uptycs.com/blog/remote-access-trojan-qwixx-telegram
[3] https://cyber.vumetric.com/security-news/2023/08/14/qwixxrat-new-remote-access-trojan-emerges-via-telegram-and-discord/