Kaspersky Finds Sophisticated UEFI Malware in the Wild – ExtremeTech

(Credit: Getty Images) Researchers from security firm Kaspersky are used to coming throughout advanced and devious malware, however seldom have they seen anything like MosaicRegressor. It’s the very first thing to turn on when you boot up the system, and that allows it access to practically every part of the operating system. Kaspersky was unable to determine how the initial UEFI code was changed, but the group made some educated guesses based on a piece of 2015 UEFI malware.

(Credit: Getty Images) Researchers from security company Kaspersky are used to coming across advanced and devious malware, however seldom have they seen anything like MosaicRegressor. It’s the first thing to turn on when you boot up the system, and that permits it access to almost every part of the operating system. The issue is that it’s extremely tough to get destructive code into UEFI systems. Kaspersky was not able to figure out how the original UEFI code was altered, however the team made some informed guesses based on a piece of 2015 UEFI malware.

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