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Asus with another malware attack

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Souce: Hardware.info (Dutch)

 

ASUS WebStorage has been used by attackers to infect systems with malware, as discovered by researchers at antivirus company ESET. WebStorage is, as the name suggests, a cloud storage service.

 

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The aforementioned leak may be based on various scenarios, including a "supply chain" attack for which ASUS update servers have been used. It was already announced last March that ASUS Live Update was used by attackers to spread malware.

In the case of a Plead backdoor however, the scenario of a supply chain attack is unlikely, all the more so as there are no indications that the WebStorage servers have ever spread malware. In addition, separate malware files were used instead of adding malicious functionality to legitimate software.

The researchers suspect the use of a man-in-the-middle attack. The WebStorage update process takes place via unencrypted link. In addition, the software appears not to verify the authenticity of updates offered. An attacker sitting between the user and the internet can offer a malicious update that is then installed automatically.

In addition to the aforementioned, ESET has found that there have been attacks in which the attackers intercepted and modified the update request of the WebStorage software. Subsequently, malware was downloaded from an affected Taiwanese government domain. The virus fighter adds that software developers must take measures to protect their update mechanism against man-in-the-middle attacks.

 

If you currently use this server, be quick to delete it and run a couple scans!

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Just now, captain_to_fire said:

So...ShadowHammer 2.0? 

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