The attack targeted the computer’s UEFI, which stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, and is used to boot up the system. By re-writing the UEFI, the malware can persist inside the computer’s flash memory, allowing it to survive operating system re-installs and hard disk replacements.
Park worked under titles of “developer” and “online game developer,” listing the ability to code in Java, JSP, PHP, Flash, but also Visual C++, the language in which most Lazarus Group malware was written in.
Malware threats come without warning and can wreak havoc on an environment. If a user’s device or information is compromised, he or she may have to wait for IT to rectify the issue. Part of the waiting process is determining which type of threat is causing harm.
Android.Banker.L — combines the functionality of banking Trojans, keyloggers and ransomware to compromise victim devices and steal data. As reported by Quick Heal, the latest…
Most attacks against routers leverage vulnerabilities or mis-configurations of the firmware. Routers are crucial pieces of hardware that act as gateways between private networks from the public internet, and yet security patches and firmware updates are rarely issued by vendors or deployed by end users due to the complexity of the operation.
In the next decade, nearly every consumer gadget, every household appliance, and every industrial device will be connected to the Internet. These connected devices will also become more intelligent with the ability to predict, talk, listen, and more.
Meltdown and Spectre are beyond the norm, however, because they allow exploits at the hardware level, the silicon in your machine. That makes fixing the problem much more challenging
keylogger – a program that sends typed characters to an attacker. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker has physical access to the computer.
On a practical level, it means an attacker can intercept traffic between devices and a router, allowing them to peek inside all non-SSL traffic. They can also interfere with traffic, theoretically allowing an individual to inject ransomware and malware into unencrypted web pages in an ad-hoc basis.
Regardless of the level of your technical control, its the importance of developing a response plan that really matters. Many companies don’t have a plan, particularly midmarket organizations that pay little attention to security.