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Operation ShadowHammer: Hackers planted malware code in video games

Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,837

Last month the world was reminded once again of the danger of supply chain attacks, as it was revealed that hackers had compromised the network of Taiwanese technology giant ASUS to push out a malicious software update to as many as one million laptops.

The attack, dubbed “Operation ShadowHammer” by security researchers, saw hackers successfully sign their malware with two of ASUS’s own digital certificates, increasing the chances that customers would not suspect anything awry.

Now the same security experts have uncovered evidence that the same attackers also targeted Asian video game software houses by poisoning developer tools, that left game players with trojanised code running on their computers.

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