This is a popular and effective method of attack especially when combined with a well thought out social engineering scheme.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to display documents such as brochures, contracts, forms, applications, eBooks, and so on. When you pair a RAT and an embedded PDF using a social infiltration technique with a little creativity to bypass security, it can compromise that system or even the whole business network. Affecting data loss, fraud, and cost of repairs on a computer or networks that failed to regularly update, upgrade, patch it, or lacking any form of reinforced security.
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