Plead malware distributed via MitM attacks at router level, misusing ASUS WebStorage

Plead malware distributed via MitM attacks at router level, misusing ASUS WebStorage

ESET researchers have discovered that the attackers have been distributing the Plead malware via compromised routers and man-in-the-middle attacks against the legitimate ASUS WebStorage software



In July 2018 we discovered that the Plead backdoor was digitally signed by a code-signing certificate that was issued to D-Link Corporation. Recently we detected a new activity involving the same malware and a possible connection to legitimate software developed by ASUS Cloud Corporation.


The Plead malware is a backdoor which, according to plead malware distributed attacks router level misusing webstorage