Obfuscation tool ‘BatCloak’ evades 80% of AV engines


The BatCloak batch file obfuscation tool boasts an 80% success rate in enabling malicious BAT (batch) files to evade antivirus detection. Researchers caution that opponents technologies utilising the BatCloak component are growing in popularity, making the already challenging task of detecting BAT files much more challenging.

Malicious hackers frequently employ malicious batch files to access computer and network systems. BAT files are essentially text files that contain a series of commands or scripts that are used to launch apps and run amiable Windows-based procedures. To get beyond antivirus software companies detection, adversaries can create BAT files that are difficult to detect using obfuscation techniques.

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