New WikiLeaks Dump Uncovers CIA Malware Infecting Windows Boot Sector

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Minimalist, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    http://news.softpedia.com/news/new-...re-infecting-windows-boot-sector-517561.shtml
     
  2. RockLobster

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    The enemy within..
     
  3. assersegsten

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    Real scary news:eek:
     
  4. Palancar

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    The Boot Sector has always been an area that scares me because it affords such "power" to the adversary if it gets successfully used. Even on my Linux systems I have /boot placed on a USB and remove the boot flash before ever going online. Then I run a checksum of the MBR to make sure nothing has been changed. Only then do I head out on the highway to my workspace.
     
  5. RockLobster

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    Nice.
     
  6. james246

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    Maybe these days the CIA finds it more difficult to get their special software through Kaspersky as opposed to other security applications , perhaps this is why a ban is implemented.
     
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