Malware

Hackers hijacked update server to install backdoors on ASUS machines

57 minutes ago   |   Engadget   |   4 articles

For nearly half a year, computer maker ASUS was unwittingly pushing malware that gave hackers backdoor access to thousands of computers, according to Kaspersky Lab. Hackers...
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Asus Live Update Pushed Malware to 1 Million PCs

Asus Live Update Pushed Malware to 1 Million PCs

1 hour ago   |   ExtremeTech   |   4 articles

The sketchy code didn't get on those machines via a hacked website or malicious browser extension. No, Asus itself pushed the malware to at hundreds of thousands of machines...
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Meet LockerGoga, the Ransomware Crippling Industrial Firms

1 hour ago   |   Wired

The new strain of malware represents a dangerous combination of aggressive disruption and high-stakes targets.
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Own an Asus computer? Malware might be hiding in your system

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

1 hour ago   |   Digital Trends   |   6 articles

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

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

3 hours ago   |   PC World   |   6 articles

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...
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Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

3 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   6 articles

Hackers were able to deliver malware to the more one million-plus Asus computer owners last year by hijacking the company's software update system, security researchers said on...
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Microsoft's Bing blocked 5,000,000 cryptocurrency ads in 2018

Microsoft's Bing blocked 5,000,000 cryptocurrency ads in 2018

3 hours ago   |   The Next Web

Microsoft's Bing has boasted it successfully blocked more than 5 million cryptocurrency-related ads, after it imposed a strict marketing ban last year. In a blog, Bing detailed...
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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

3 hours ago   |   Windows Central   |   6 articles

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...
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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

4 hours ago   |   SlashGear   |   6 articles

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...
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Over a million Asus laptops could have been hacked

Over a million Asus laptops could have been hacked

4 hours ago   |   TechRadar   |   6 articles

It appears that Asus is in some hot water after being compromised by hackers, who have hijacked the laptop maker's update service to push malicious software onto Asus devices...
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It appears that Asus is in some hot water after being compromised by hackers, who have hijacked the laptop maker's update service to push malicious software onto Asus devices... Read more ...

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