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Own an Asus computer? Malware might be hiding in your system

30 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

If you own an Asus computer, your system might have been infected by malware distributed from the tool you typically use to update the BIOS and install other security patches, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
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'ShadowHammer' infects Asus PCs through its Asus Live Update utility

'ShadowHammer' infects Asus PCs through its Asus Live Update utility

30 days ago   |   By PC World

Over 57,000 users, and possibly up to a million, have downloaded and installed a version of the Asus Live Update utility that was poisoned with a backdoor and hosted on the official Asus servers. What security vendor Kaspersky is calling ShadowHammer was actually a targeted attack at a small number of users. (The investigation is still in progress, Kaspersky said.) Kaspersky said that the ShadowHammer attack had been detected worldwide, most commonly in Russia and Germany, with about five percent of victims in the United States. From a security standpoint, the most disturbing aspect of the...
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Hackers used ASUS update software to add back doors to PCs worldwide

Hackers used ASUS update software to add back doors to PCs worldwide

30 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Thought the attack appears to have targeted a list of 600 machines, the associated malware made its way to an estimated one million people, according to Kaspersky Labs.
ASUS's Live Update utility was compromised by hackers to install malware on PCs, according to a new report from security firm Kaspersky Labs .
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ASUS update utility hack may have delivered malware to 1 million users

ASUS update utility hack may have delivered malware to 1 million users

30 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Kasperky Labs today announced the discovery of a wide-ranging supply-chain attack that was used to install a backdoor onto hundreds of thousands of ASUS computers. The hackers responsible for the attack, which Kaspersky is calling ShadowHammer, gained access to the ASUS Live Update Utility and modified it with this backdoor, which means that ASUS was unknowingly distributing the malware to...
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Asus software updates were used to spread malware, security group says

Asus software updates were used to spread malware, security group says

30 days ago   |   By The Verge

Asus' software update system was hacked and used to distribute malware to about 1 million Windows computers, according to the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. The malware was disguised as a “critical” software update, distributed from Asus' servers, and signed using a real Asus certificate that made it appear to be valid. Details of the hack were first revealed by Motherboard , and Kaspersky plans to release more details at an upcoming conference .
It's not clear what the hackers were after. However, the hackers did seem to target specific Asus customers: the malware included special...
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Asus Live Update Utility Software Used to Deliver Malware

Asus Live Update Utility Software Used to Deliver Malware

30 days ago   |   By Tom's Hardware

Kaspersky revealed that someone modified the Asus Live Update Utility to gain access to target devices in "one of the biggest supply-chain incidents ever.""
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