Hackers Exploiting Remote Desktop Software Flaws to Deploy PlugX Malware

Security vulnerabilities in remote desktop applications such as Sunlogin and AweSun are being exploited to deploy the PlugX malware. PlugX malware is a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) malware family that has been in existence since 2008 and is used as a backdoor to control your computer fully. Once your computer/server is infected, an attacker will remotely execute several kinds of commands on the affected system.

Additionally, one of the most notable features of the backdoor is its ability to:

Transmits collected information
Request command again
Reset connection
Upload configuration data
Update configuration data
Pings port 53 from the transmitted address
Download and execute files from an external source
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