Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 15, 2015

Hacking Team Used UEFI BIOS Rootkits

If these guys spent as much time on defense as they did on hacking tools, they might not be in the predicament they currently find themselves in.

Hacking Team has not only developed exploits and flaws, but also uses a ‬Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS rootkit to keep their Remote Control System (RCS) agent installed in their targets' systems. The use of this type of rootkit means that even if a victim's infected machine undergoes a hard drive format, buys a new HD or reinstalls the Windows operating system, the tools are once again implanted to resume their tasks.