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UEFI Malware was discovered in Gigabyte’s and Asus’ H81 motherboard firmware

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, has discovered a new type of malware in the motherboard’s USB Flash Interface. This malware is a type of rootkit that persists even after the SSD or host hard drive is replaced or wiped.

The Kaspersky engineers named it via Bleeping Computer and CosmicStrand. According to reports, an evolution of malware called Spy Shadow Trojan was first discovered in 2016. Researchers discovered the CosmicStrand malware within the firmware of Asus motherboards and Gigabyte motherboards. But don’t panic! I’ll explain.

Infected computers used motherboards that were based on the H81 chipset. This chipset dates back many decades. A hacker would need access to the system to install the CosmicStrand malware or update the firmware. If you are reading this, please don’t assume that Asus and Gigabyte systems were insecure over the years. Until further research is done, it could be that CosmicStrand cannot exploit an H81 UEFI vulnerability.

The malware creates a series of hooks that allow the Windows kernel to access the malware, eventually leading to the infected OS being able to retrieve a payload that will be executed on the victim’s computer. Although Kaspersky engineers could not recover the payload, they believe the malware is similar in code patterns to a Chinese group responsible for the MyKings cryptocurrency ming botnet. That’s the primary purpose of it all—scumbags who steal or try to make money.

The UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is almost like a mini-OS. It acts as an interface between hardware and software, influencing all software. The UEFI is generally secure and requires special code knowledge. Very few known threats to the UEFI are known.

Kaspersky’s report says that “the multiple rootkits found so far indicate a blind spot within our industry that must be addressed sooner than later.”

Although the threat is minor, it highlights the need for industry professionals to be aware of possible vulnerabilities. A malicious actor could be lured by the promise of millions of infected machines mining crypto coins.

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