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Hackers attacked ASUS update server to install malicious backdoor on computers: Kaspersky

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Hackers compromised an ASUS server which used the company's software update tool, to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of users' computers, according to Kapersky Lab. The Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab discovered the incident late last year and ASUS said that the compromise has since been stopped. ASUS's systems were pushing the backdoor to customers for five months before the attack was discovered. According to the Lab's estimate, over 57,000 users of its products installed the backdoor, which was distributed to 1 million Windows machines eventually, even though the attackers seemed to have been targeting just 600 machines. The malware was designed to search for machines by their MAC address. Once on a system, the malware searched for the targeted systems and reached out to the command-and-control server controlled by the attackers, which then installed additional malware on those machines. The trojanized utility was…

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