The central website of DarkComet remote administration apparatus (RAT), rescued by Symantec as Backdoor.Breut, has published a statement, as shown below, explaining that a plan has come to an end. The DarkComet RAT grabbed news headlines this year when it was used in a Syrian dispute to view on regime supporters. The preference of a author to finish a plan comes on a heels of the apparent arrest of a Blackshades RAT plan author, another identical remote administration apparatus that has also been used for sinful purposes.
The DarkComet RAT matter clearly outlines that a reason for a author determining to now finish this plan is a injustice of a giveaway apparatus and a law deeming the author to be partly obliged for this misuse. While in a past authors of such collection believed that they were defence from charge by claiming that they were educational tools, arrests, starting with a purported author of a infamous Mariposa botnet, have begun to arise adult authors of such collection to a probability that they could be violation a law. These arrests are promulgation a summary to a authors of such collection that they are not above a law and could face charge for their actions. The new detain of a Blackshades RAT plan author and a finish of this project may nonetheless have further reverberations leading to a closure of other identical projects. Time will tell though any identical closures due to a risk of prosecution must be seen as a step in a right direction in combating a risk acted by such openly accessible tools.