We are investigating an ASUS hacked-update lawsuit after news reports that the device-maker had its software-update server hacked. The hackers used the official ASUS update tool to install malware on nearly a million ASUS customers’ computers, reports Wired. ASUS has not yet notified its customers of the data breach, according to Wired.

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ASUS Data Breach Targets 600 Specific Devices with Malware Update

According to Wired, the hackers programmed the malware to activate only on 600 specific devices. While nearly a millions ASUS customers may have downloaded the malware — a 2015 ASUS update that the hackers modified to include a backdoor — the malware was designed to activate only on devices with specific MAC addresses, reports Wired. A MAC address is unique to each piece of hardware.

It’s not known at this time what the hackers were after. ASUS did not respond to Wired’s request for comment.

According to Wired, researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab have developed a website tool that you can use to determine if your device was one of the 600 ASUS devices targeted by the attackers: https://shadowhammer.kaspersky.com/.

Kaspersky tool to check for ASUS hacked update virus
Kaspersky’s ASUS data breach checker

 

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