Cybersecurity Weekly: RDP vulnerability, RATicate malware, Android 2FA bypass

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An improper Microsoft patch leaves third-party RDP clients vulnerable to reverse RDP. RATicate drops info-stealing malware and RATs on industrial targets. A new Android banking trojan is able to bypass two-factor authentication. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

 

1. Improper Microsoft patch leaves third-party RDP clients vulnerable

Though Microsoft patched the infamous reverse RDP vulnerability in July 2019, researchers were able to bypass the patch just by replacing the backward slashes in paths with forward slashes. Microsoft acknowledged the improper fix and re-patched the flaw in its February 2020 Patch Tuesday update.
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2. RATicate drops info-stealing malware and RATs on industrial targets

Security researchers identified a hacking group that abused NSIS installers to deploy remote access tools and information-stealing malware in attacks targeting industrial companies. To infect the targets’ systems, the attackers used two infection chains, both of them involving the delivery of payloads via phishing emails.
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3. New Android banking trojan is able to bypass two-factor authentication

A new mobile-based trojan is able to compromise Android’s accessibility features in order to steal user data from banking applications and read user’s SMS messages, allowing the malware to bypass two-factor authentication. Named Eventbot, the trojan was discovered by a group of cybersecurity experts who found it targeting over 200 financial banking applications.
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