Stolen Taiwanese Certs Used in Malware Campaign

    Date11 Jul 2018
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Security researchers have discovered yet another cyber-attack campaign using stolen certificates to circumvent traditional security tools. The tactic was being used to launch a remotely controlled backdoor dubbed Plead and a related password stealer, according to Eset senior malware researcher, Anton Cherepanov. Plead was spotted last year being used by a group known as BlackTech to compromise targets in East Asia including Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, and as such could be a Beijing-backed venture.
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