Cybersecurity researchers have unveiled, the first-ever, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) rootkit being used. It allows hackers to implant persistent malware on targeted computers that could endure a complete hard-drive wipe. Titled LoJax, the UEFI rootkit is part of a malware campaign conducted by the Sednit group, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, Strontium, and Sofacy, who have targeted government organizations in the Balkans as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. The Sednit group is a state-sponsored hacking group believed to be a unit of the Russian GRU (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate). The hacking group has been associated with a number of high-profile attacks, including the DNC hack during the US 2016 presidential election.
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