Hackers hijacked update server to install backdoors on ASUS machines

Hackers hijacked update server to install backdoors on ASUS machines

With access to the update server, the attackers were able to distribute malicious files that appeared legitimate because they were given an ASUS digital certificate to make them appear to be authentic. Instead, the phony software updates gave the attackers a backdoor to access infected devices. Kaspersky estimates that about half a million Windows machines…

Read More
Hackers Snuck Backdoors Into ASUS Software Updates, Infecting Thousands

Hackers Snuck Backdoors Into ASUS Software Updates, Infecting Thousands

Security researchers say hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software for months last year through the company’s online automatic update service.Photo: APOn Monday, we saw once again how criminals can exploit trust and use it as a weakness.Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter revealed that one of the world’s…

Read More