Thursday 28 March 2019

ASUS ShadowHammer backdoor: Was China to blame?

ASUS laptops infected by the “ShadowHammer” malware were targeted by the People’s Republic of China. At least, that’s the implication of a Kaspersky Labs’ researcher.

Mind you, Kaspersky is alleged to be rather close to a certain other state. So a pinch of salt might be indicated.

Whoever’s responsible, there are worrying implications for the future of state-sponsored cyber-ops. In this week’s Security Blogwatch, everything looks like a nail.

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