DarkComet RAT discontinued due to its misuse

Every Information Security aware person must had heard of DarkComet RAT. But now this this tool is now discontinued by its author.

Developer of DarkComet RAT (Remote Administration Tool), Jean Pierre Lesueur AKA DarkCoderSc has announced to terminate his project.The reason for this action is the misuse of the tool. He received many applications and reports regarding its misuse.

In past few months, DarkComet has been used in various big hacking cyber crimes. It was attached with malware to hack systems. It was also used in Syria to spy on the country’s activists. This was the big reason behind this decision.

Initially, this project was launched as a Remoter Administration Tool for those who want to keep eye on their children and family members. It also allow users to control a remote computer so it could also be used for remote technical help.

“It is with deep regret that i am here to announce the end of project DarkComet RAT after over 4 years of development, hard work day and night to offer you for free a tool with the will to meet community’s expectations for a program of type Remote Administration,” Jean-Pierre Lesueur explained.

“Why did I take such a decision? Like it was said above because of the misuse of the tool, and unlike so many of you seem to believe I can be held responsible of your actions, and if there is something I will not tolerate is to have to pay the consequences for your mistakes and I will not cover for you,” he explained.

Source: HackingTricks