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In the USA: Russian intelligence created a non-killing computer virus

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A material appeared in the Western press that reports that the Russian special services allegedly developed a malicious program that poses a “great threat”. It is argued that a computer virus, after being hit by an electronic device, is distributed in such a way that it cannot be removed by “existing means”.


Such a statement is contained in an ESET report presented at the Blue Hat security conference.



Surprisingly, the US has already said that they “know” about who developed this malicious program, “threatening democracy”. This, as stated in the same report, the group Fancy Bearallegedly having contacts with Russian intelligence.

From the ESET report:
The virus is based on the spyware code proposed by the hacking group Hacking Team. Russian hackers borrowed it and made it more perfect.


The virus, as announced, sends confidential information from the user's computer to the hackers server, allowing them to determine its location, as well as remotely control the electronic device.

The virus is called LoJax and rewrites the UEFI chip code on the device’s motherboard. This chip is responsible for loading and rebooting the computer, including the wearable device. The virus is saved during any attempts to reinstall the operating system or format the hard drives. If a virus is attempted to be removed by antiviral agents, then it is automatically reinstalled.

By what criteria did the United States determine their involvement in the development of this virus by Russian intelligence, of course, no one explains.
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  1. Chertt
    Chertt 29 September 2018 06: 07
    +16
    Russian intelligence created an indestructible computer virus

    And yet he cannot be found, he does nothing, but all the evil in the world is from him.
    Who disagrees with this - Putin's agent
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 29 September 2018 06: 41
      +3
      And by the way, I read such horror stories for a long time ... that a virus can register in uefi.
      1. tasha
        tasha 29 September 2018 07: 00
        +9
        UEFI, as I understand it, was created with the ability to remotely control and monitor the device. When you built a fence, but left a hole for a very fat cat, then sooner or later wait for the guests ..
        1. g1washntwn
          g1washntwn 1 October 2018 06: 57
          +1
          It is easy to guess that this hole was left for themselves by Western intelligence services, and hackers just found it. Because I don’t believe in this kind of accident for a long time.
  2. Cavalryman
    Cavalryman 29 September 2018 06: 35
    +7
    While at least one Russian is alive, you gentlemen will not defeat us ..
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 29 September 2018 14: 27
      +3
      This is so, unless we ourselves commit a popular suicide. And everything goes to this - people can’t get out of the 80-90's hassle.
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 29 September 2018 06: 43
    +8
    In the USA: Russian intelligence created a non-killing computer virus
    And then! I even guess what his name is bully He has a million appearances. He is everywhere. He destroys enemy trolls even at the time of writing dirty tricks. And not only that. His conviction and faith in his innocence are at least worthy of respect. hi MIKHAN So they called it from the beginning. Remember. And tremble the enemies!
    soldier
    P / s Mikhailovich, no offense: Just for the sake of Saturday's mood drinks hi
    1. bald
      bald 29 September 2018 07: 05
      +6
      Hi Sergey, and he really works, the mood improved, to spite the states and .... I think Vitaly is not offended - his element. good
    2. Yura
      Yura 29 September 2018 12: 18
      +1
      Quote: Observer2014
      MIKHAN So they called him from the beginning. Remember. And tremble the enemies!

      good Sergey, thanks for the mood. I always remember our immediate Vitaly with great warmth. Now when I notice his next reincarnation, I try not to react, so as not to unmask, he is eternal and so be it.
  4. ksv36
    ksv36 29 September 2018 06: 45
    +3
    By what criteria did the United States determine their involvement in the development of this virus by Russian intelligence, of course, no one explains.

    And then do not go to the grandmother. All that is the most is the Russians.
  5. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 29 September 2018 06: 47
    +1
    Here is another 'reason' for Trump to impose sanctions on us belay
    1. Freelancer7
      Freelancer7 29 September 2018 16: 15
      0
      Yes, give them a reason - they are already able to introduce new sanctions simply because we are Russian or we have Putin.
  6. Vard
    Vard 29 September 2018 06: 50
    +2
    Unfortunately, such a virus cannot be created ... from the word at all ... And in general, such horror stories appear because the majority has no idea what computers work ... for example, there was a tale that the Israelis created a virus based on step 7 ... and broke the Iranian centrifuges ...
  7. Fedorov
    Fedorov 29 September 2018 06: 52
    +4
    [quote] remove it from there is impossible "existing means." [/ quote
    Easy ! There is such a tool. You take and pound. wink The hammer is called!
  8. Weight
    Weight 29 September 2018 06: 53
    +3
    Russian hackers borrowed it and made it more perfect.
    And from whom * borrowed *?
    The virus was created on the basis of the spyware code proposed by the hacker group Hacking Team.
    And when the virus was decrypted, on page 3856483093, there is data on the developers, their passwords and photos wink
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 29 September 2018 08: 18
      0
      And the link to Asino two axes, a novice and a digital signature
      1. Weight
        Weight 29 September 2018 08: 20
        -1
        could be silent, it would be a surprise .. but then lol
  9. ksv36
    ksv36 29 September 2018 06: 55
    +3
    The virus persists upon any attempt to reinstall the operating system or format hard drives. If a virus is tried to be removed by antivirus means, then it is automatically reinstalled.



    And this is from the realm of fiction. The hard drive is formatted. The UEFI BIOS is re-programmed, even with chip extraction, within 15-20 minutes. Something the Slovaks brothers carry some sort of blizzard. Although for mattresses the most.
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 29 September 2018 08: 20
      +1
      So it is with us. The chip was re-soldered, instead of one left Windows, I set the other and order, along with similar software
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 29 September 2018 11: 11
      +1
      Quote: ksv36
      Something the Slovaks brothers carry some sort of blizzard.

      Did you just notice that?
    3. Comrade Beria
      Comrade Beria 29 September 2018 11: 12
      0
      Quote: ksv36
      And this is from the realm of fiction. The hard drive is formatted.

      And the service area?
  10. T.Henks
    T.Henks 29 September 2018 07: 16
    +2
    Not Bullshit. There is such a virus. On the phone of my wife. He bastard cuts it down when he wants. And there is no protection from him. Here it is, but it is not. I mean on the network. And this happens when driving through the traffic police post. Tremble, adversaries.
  11. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 29 September 2018 07: 22
    +1
    And this virus is actually called NOD32 ...
    1. ksv36
      ksv36 29 September 2018 07: 33
      0
      Quote: zulusuluz
      And this virus is actually called NOD32 ...

      Yes, yes, the grandmothers on the bench told me that there are already varieties of it, such as: NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Endpoint Antivirus, ESET Endpoint Security and it multiplies like rabbits in a cage. FSOPROPALOMAMANEGORY. laughing
  12. Baloo
    Baloo 29 September 2018 07: 35
    0
    Russian intelligence agencies allegedly developed a malicious program that poses a “huge threat”. It is alleged that a computer virus, after getting into a particular electronic device, spreads in such a way that it is impossible to remove it from there using “existing means”.

    Well done drinks wink
  13. nod739
    nod739 29 September 2018 08: 36
    0
    I’ll sooner believe in a car that will self-reset after an accident than a virus that will self-reset after formatting))
  14. Victor_B
    Victor_B 29 September 2018 08: 50
    +1
    By what criteria did the United States determine their involvement in the development of this virus by Russian intelligence, of course, no one explains.
    By the most fashionable and reliable criteria.
    Hiley Likely!
    And ... You can begin to make excuses.
    At the same time, our liberals sing in unison - we must prove that we are innocent!
  15. evgen1221
    evgen1221 29 September 2018 08: 51
    0
    Another blow to the fan. Bored girls work. But this is yet another preparation for a new provocation and new sanctions.
  16. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 29 September 2018 09: 06
    +3
    measures long ago such a virus created windows called laughing
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 29 September 2018 09: 27
    0
    Strange, the Americans had to find Putin’s signature under the virus, and only found the Fancy Bear band
  18. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 29 September 2018 09: 39
    0
    "Russian intelligence has created an indestructible computer virus ..."
  19. keeper03
    keeper03 29 September 2018 11: 57
    0
    Well, if so, then you need to urgently infect all the gadgets in the United States, so as not to get used to! am
  20. rotfuks
    rotfuks 29 September 2018 11: 58
    +1
    Amazing It turns out there are computer programs that threaten democracy! And about the virus. Even a couple of years ago they loudly loudly heard that UEFI is invulnerable and put it on laptops as the latest achievement. UEFI is just a BIOS of a computer. It is enough to flash BIOS with the new version of UEFI and the virus will disappear.
  21. Darth gazgkull
    Darth gazgkull 29 September 2018 13: 42
    0
    In the photo, Darth Revan loads the virus into the network of Coruscant lol
  22. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 29 September 2018 17: 37
    +1
    In vain you guys have banned Kaspersky Anti-Virus ...
    Our viruses are treated only by our own antiviruses, and not by ESET and Norton ...
  23. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 29 September 2018 22: 24
    0
    Dinosaurs destroyed the insidious Russian. Unkillable virus.
  24. razved
    razved 29 September 2018 22: 35
    0
    For some reason, it’s not at all surprising ... another delusional reason to blame Russia.