ASUS Software Updates Used for Supply Chain Attacks

News has emerged that tech company ASUS has been delivering malware through its automated software update system. Based on our analysis, this supply chain attack started in June 2018 and continued through to at least late October. It may have affected up to half a million systems.

The Trojanized updates contained a form of backdoor program which attempted to connect to an attacker-controlled domain. The updates were signed with legitimate ASUS digital certificates.

Symantec detects the Trojanized updates as Trojan.SusafoneTrojan.Susafone!gen1Trojan.Susafone!gen2, and Trojan.Susafone!gen3.

Read more at Symantec

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