Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Your Hard Disk has a spy hidden by NASA 'Watching' you

Much to the shock to the computers users all over the world, it has recently been revealed that NSA has reportedly planted Stuxnet-Type Malware deep within your computer's Hard Drive firmware.

The spying firmware which is there for the last 15-20 years is actually meant to eavesdrop on thousands of targets’ computers, according to an analysis by Kaspersky labs and subsequent reports.

The report surfaces from Russia where a Moscow based Kaspersky Lab, has unearthed the presence of such malicious firmware, found in brands manufactured by Samsung, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor, Toshiba and Hitachi.

One of the most sophisticated features of these notorious piece of hacking tools is the ability to infect not just the files stored on a hard drive, but also the firmware controlling the hard drive itself. The malware is hidden deep within hard drives in such a way that it is difficult to detect or remove it.

Read more about it Here

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