Incidents

Get infected in a flash?

We saw a recent report of a Japanese hardware manufacturer shipping a batch of portable hard disk drives containing a Trojan. The Trojan, which we detect as ‘Backdoor.Win32.Tompai’, provides a hacker with backdoor access to affected machines.

It’s not the first time that we’ve seen the distribution of infected media:in December 2004, Roel reported on an infected HDD-based MP3 player he had bought from iRiver

Maybe we’re approaching the time when digital photographers should check their flash cards before they first use them? Of course, if anyone comes across any malware on their new flash cards, we’d like to hear about it:
contact us at blog [at] viruslist [dot] com.

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Reports

MoonBounce: the dark side of UEFI firmware

At the end of 2021, we inspected UEFI firmware that was tampered with to embed a malicious code we dub MoonBounce. In this report we describe how the MoonBounce implant works and how it is connected to APT41.

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