Hackers Hijacked ASUS Software Updates to Install Backdoors on Thousands of Computers

ASUS’s logo says they are in search of incredible. With this story, I think they may have found it. .

Kim Zetter reports:

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab say that ASUS, one of the world’s largest computer makers, was used to unwittingly install a malicious backdoor on thousands of its customers’ computers last year after attackers compromised a server for the company’s live software update tool. The malicious file was signed with legitimate ASUS digital certificates to make it appear to be an authentic software update from the company, Kaspersky Lab says.

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