A second tax software program associated with the Chinese banking industry has now been found to contain an embedded backdoor that secretly grants attackers SYSTEM-level privileges.
In late June, researchers from Trustwave SpiderLabs reported that accounting software called Intelligence Tax, developed by Chinese information security company Aisino Corporation and distributed to global clients of an unidentified Chinese bank, was trojanized with "GoldenSpy," a malware capable of executing an array of Windows commands as well as arbitrary code.
Now these same researchers are warning of "GoldenHelper," another backdoor malware that was found in a program called Golden Tax Invoicing Software (Baiwang Edition), which Trustwave says is also developed by Aisino, through its subsidiary NouNou Technology. According to Trustwave, GoldenHelper is actually a precursor to GoldenSpy.
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