Fun / Troll Functions - Malware Gallery (Beta)


Description

The Fun/Troll functions in malware serve as a form of digital mischief, allowing attackers to toy with their victims by triggering a variety of benign but disruptive actions. These can range from opening and closing the CD-ROM drive, hiding the desktop icons, to disabling the start button or menu. More aggressive actions might include freezing the mouse cursor or turning the screen black. While these functions may seem playful or harmless at first glance, they often serve a dual purpose. First, they can distract the user or IT department, causing them to waste time on resolving seemingly trivial issues while the malware carries out its primary malicious activities undetected. Second, these actions can act as a smoke screen, generating a flurry of confusing system logs that make it more challenging to trace the malware's true activities. In this way, what appears to be 'trolling' can actually be a tactical maneuver within a broader attack strategy.


Categories Disruption, Alteration
Dangerousness Low

Associated with Releases

Version Origins Authors Languages Release Date
NetBus 1.70 logoNetBus 1.70 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช cf Delphi Nov, 1998
SubSeven 1.0 logoSubSeven 1.0 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Feb, 1999
SubSeven 1.1 logoSubSeven 1.1 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Mar, 1999
SubSeven 1.2 logoSubSeven 1.2 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Mar, 1999
Coma 1.0.9 logoComa 1.0.9 Unknown ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ ThePr0 , UserUnFriendly , GoatAss , JohnFive Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Mar, 1999
SubSeven 1.3 logoSubSeven 1.3 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Mar, 1999
SubSeven 1.4 logoSubSeven 1.4 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Mar, 1999
SubSeven 1.5 logoSubSeven 1.5 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Apr, 1999
SubSeven 1.6 logoSubSeven 1.6 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Apr, 1999
SubSeven 1.7 logoSubSeven 1.7 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi May, 1999
SubSeven 1.8 logoSubSeven 1.8 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi May, 1999
SubSeven 1.9 logoSubSeven 1.9 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Jun, 1999
Back Orifice 2000 (BO2K) 1.0 logoBack Orifice 2000 (BO2K) 1.0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) C++ Jul, 1999
Vampire 1.2 logoVampire 1.2 Unknown ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Ju1c3 Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Jul, 1999
SubSeven 1.9 Apocalypse logoSubSeven 1.9 Apocalypse Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Aug, 1999
SubSeven 2.0 logoSubSeven 2.0 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Sep, 1999
SubSeven 2.1 logoSubSeven 2.1 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Nov, 1999
SubSeven 2.1.1 GOLD edition logoSubSeven 2.1.1 GOLD edition Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Feb, 2000
SubSeven 2.1.2 M.U.I.E logoSubSeven 2.1.2 M.U.I.E Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Apr, 2000
Y3K rat 1.0 logoY3K rat 1.0 Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท firelarm , Chucky Delphi May, 2000
SubSeven 2.1.3 BONUS logoSubSeven 2.1.3 BONUS Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Jun, 2000
SubSeven 2.1.4 DEFCON 8 logoSubSeven 2.1.4 DEFCON 8 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Jul, 2000
Y3K rat 1.5 logoY3K rat 1.5 Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท firelarm , Chucky Delphi Jan, 2001
SubSeven 2.2 logoSubSeven 2.2 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Mar, 2001
Y3K rat 1.6 MS logoY3K rat 1.6 MS Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท firelarm , Chucky Delphi Jul, 2001
Net-Devil 1.5 logoNet-Devil 1.5 Unknown ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Nilez Delphi Jul, 2002
MoSucker 3.0b logoMoSucker 3.0b Unknown ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Superchachi Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Nov, 2002
Beast 1.91 logoBeast 1.91 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Tataye Delphi Jan, 2003
SubSeven 2.1.5 Legends logoSubSeven 2.1.5 Legends Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mobman Delphi Feb, 2003
Beast 2.01 logoBeast 2.01 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Tataye Delphi Jun, 2003
LanFiltrator 1.1 Fix 1 logoLanFiltrator 1.1 Fix 1 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Read101 Delphi Aug, 2003
CIA 1.2 logoCIA 1.2 England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Alchemist Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Sep, 2003
Beast 2.02 logoBeast 2.02 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Tataye Delphi Sep, 2003
Hue 1.0 logoHue 1.0 Unknown ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ B33T Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Jan, 2004
Nuclear RAT 1.0 Beta 5 logoNuclear RAT 1.0 Beta 5 Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Caesar2k Delphi Feb, 2004
ProRat 1.4 logoProRat 1.4 Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท HighLander , ATmaCA Borland C++ Feb, 2004
LanFiltrator 1.5 Beta III logoLanFiltrator 1.5 Beta III Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Read101 Delphi Feb, 2004
ProRat 1.6 logoProRat 1.6 Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท HighLander , ATmaCA Borland C++ Mar, 2004
ProRat 1.8 logoProRat 1.8 Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท HighLander , ATmaCA Borland C++ Apr, 2004
Infector NG 2004 2.1.0 logoInfector NG 2004 2.1.0 Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง fc , Infiltration Delphi May, 2004
Beast 2.07 logoBeast 2.07 Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Tataye Delphi Aug, 2004
Optix Pro 1.33 logoOptix Pro 1.33 Unknown ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ s13az3 Delphi Aug, 2004
ProRat 1.9 logoProRat 1.9 Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท HighLander , ATmaCA Borland C++ Aug, 2004
CIA 1.3 logoCIA 1.3 England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Alchemist Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Dec, 2004
Y3K rat 2k5 RC 1.0 logoY3K rat 2k5 RC 1.0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช SHA Delphi Jun, 2005
DARKMOON 4.11 / 4.11 Private Edition logoDARKMOON 4.11 / 4.11 Private Edition Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ shukisnike Delphi Jun, 2005
Hav-Rat 1.2 logoHav-Rat 1.2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Havalito Delphi Feb, 2007
Bandook 1.35 logoBandook 1.35 Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง PrinceAli Delphi, C++ Apr, 2007
Nuclear RAT 2.1.0 logoNuclear RAT 2.1.0 Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Caesar2k Delphi Sep, 2007
Turkojan 4 logoTurkojan 4 Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท FยตNGยตยง Delphi Feb, 2008
SynRAT 2.1 logoSynRAT 2.1 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท DarkCoderSc Delphi Oct, 2008
Lost Door 3.0 Stable logoLost Door 3.0 Stable Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ OussamiO Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Mar, 2009
SynRAT 4.0.1 logoSynRAT 4.0.1 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท DarkCoderSc Delphi May, 2009
PrjRAPTOR 1.8 logoPrjRAPTOR 1.8 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan.M Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Jul, 2009
Cerberus 1.0 Beta logoCerberus 1.0 Beta United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Protocol , Steve10120 , 2sly , Sam Delphi Aug, 2009
Cerberus 1.01 Beta logoCerberus 1.01 Beta United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Protocol , Steve10120 , 2sly , Sam Delphi Aug, 2009
Cerberus 1.02 Beta logoCerberus 1.02 Beta United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Protocol , Steve10120 , 2sly , Sam Delphi Aug, 2009
Cerberus 1.03.4 logoCerberus 1.03.4 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Protocol , Steve10120 , 2sly , Sam Delphi Sep, 2009
Spy-Net 2.6 logoSpy-Net 2.6 Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Raphael Delphi Oct, 2009
DarkComet RAT 1.3 logoDarkComet RAT 1.3 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท DarkCoderSc Nov, 2009
Cerberus 1.03.5 Beta logoCerberus 1.03.5 Beta United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Protocol , Steve10120 , 2sly , Sam Delphi Dec, 2009
DarkComet RAT 2.0 RC4 logoDarkComet RAT 2.0 RC4 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท DarkCoderSc Delphi Mar, 2010
CyberGate 1.04.8 logoCyberGate 1.04.8 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ johnyk Delphi Apr, 2010
Lost Door 4.3.1 logoLost Door 4.3.1 Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ OussamiO Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Apr, 2010
Lost Door 5.1 logoLost Door 5.1 Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ OussamiO Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Oct, 2010
Coolvibes 1 Update 8 logoCoolvibes 1 Update 8 Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Thor Delphi May, 2011
Xtreme RAT 2.9 logoXtreme RAT 2.9 Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Raphael Delphi Jul, 2011
DarkComet RAT 5.3.1 logoDarkComet RAT 5.3.1 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท DarkCoderSc Delphi Jun, 2012
Lost Door 9.2 Aws logoLost Door 9.2 Aws Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ OussamiO Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Jan, 2022