October 7, 2020
Kaspersky researchers have exposed a sophisticated targeted spy campaign that uses a very rare type of malware, a firmware hacker. The new malware was spotted by Kaspersky’s Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Input / Output System (BIOS) scanning technology, which identifies known and unknown threats. Scanning technology has identified previously unknown malware in the single extensible firmware interface, which is an integral part of any modern computer device, making it very difficult to detect and remove malware on infected devices. The Common Extensible Firmware Interface Boot Loader used with the malware is a customized version of the 2015 Hacking Team boot plug.