China Caught Dropping RAT Designed for FortiGate Devices

Fortinet Inc.’s range of FortiGate devices has come under fire with a remote access Trojan (RAT) specifically designed to exploit vulnerabilities in these network security appliances. The source of this breach has been traced back to Chinese state-sponsored hackers who are using this persistent RAT dubbed “Coathanger” for espionage purposes. The alarming discovery was made during an incident response by Dutch military intelligence. This malware intrusion underscores the relentless vulnerability even robust security devices face when pitted against determined state-sponsored hacking activities.

Published: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 14:00:00 GMT