AutoHotKey Malware Is Now a Thing

March 30th 2018, By Catalin Cimpanu

 

AHK malware

 

AutoHotKey has now become one of the most trendy technologies for building malware, according to several reports put out by cyber-security firms and insights Bleeping Computer received from malware experts.

 

AutoHotKey, or AHK, is an open-source scripting language developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system back in 2003.

 

AHK was born when its creator tried and failed to add support for keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) in AutoIt, a similar Windows scripting language.

 

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