Rapid7 finds persistent malware in ESG devices
ESG bug investigated
Rapid7, a leading cybersecurity firm, recently investigated a bug in ESG devices, which are widely used by many organizations. During their investigation, they found persistent malware that was preventing device wipes.
Presence of persistent malware
The cybersecurity firm discovered that the presence of this malware made it difficult to remove compromised devices from a network. Even if a device was wiped, the malware would persist and continue to cause problems.
Device wipes hindered
Rapid7’s investigation revealed that the persistent nature of the malware was hindering the ability of organizations to perform device wipes. This meant that compromised devices could not be easily removed from a network, leaving organizations vulnerable to cyber attacks.
ESG devices widely used
This is particularly concerning as ESG devices are widely used by organizations across various industries. The devices are designed to monitor and control industrial operations, and any compromise to the devices can lead to serious consequences.
Rapid7’s investigation of the ESG bug resulted in the discovery of persistent malware that was preventing device wipes. This is concerning as ESG devices are widely used by organizations across various industries and any compromise to the devices can lead to serious consequences.Original Article: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/barracuda-replacement-esg/