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Up to one million computers can be hacked

Up to one million computers of the brand Asus may have been infected with malicious software between June and november last year. It writes multiple media inc

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Up to one million computers can be hacked

Up to one million computers of the brand Asus may have been infected with malicious software between June and november last year.

It writes multiple media including teknologimediet The Verge and erhvervsmediet Forbes.

Researchers from the Russian cybersikkerhedsvirksomhed Kaspersky Lab has found out that one of the servers that provided operating system updates for Asus computers, has been hacked. Through the program may have been spread malware, i.e. malicious software, for up to one million computers.

'We can not calculate the total number of affected users based on our data; however, we estimate that the magnitude of the problem is far larger and may have affected over a million users worldwide,' writes Kaspersky on a blog.

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Fupnummeret is done by the it-criminals have spread the code to the computers through Asus Live Update Utility that Asus uses to automatically send updates out to their computers.

By spreading their own code through Asus' systems, was given the hackers access to the computers.

on Tuesday told Asus on the track with an update that should fix the attack'. At the same time they say that 'a small group of computers' have been affected.

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