Bad Actors Using MitM Attacks against ASUS to Distribute Plead Backdoor

Bad Actors Using MitM Attacks against ASUS to Distribute Plead Backdoor
Researchers believe bad actors are using man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks against ASUS software to distribute the Plead backdoor.Near the end of April 2019, researchers at ESET observed several attack attempts that both created and executed the Plead backdoor using “AsusWSPanel.exe,” a legitimate process which belongs to the Windows client for the cloud-based storage service ASUS WebStorage developed by the ASUS Corporation. In fact, all Plead samples observed by ESET had the name “Asus Webstorage Upate.exe”In their analysis of these attack attempts, the Slovakian security firm said it believes that one ..