Good grief! Has no one learned from Sony’s rootkit incident yet? If you are a Lenovo owner, you may want to check if there’s a Superfish certificate in your certificate chain by running certmgr.msc. Other than injecting unwanted ads in your browser, in theory the adware could sniff on your banking transactions ‘cos it’s performing a MiTM on your HTTPS.
The greatest bank robbery of all times? Some says hundreds of millions have been stolen, some say up to 1 billion. Given the extent of attack, it could be hard to know the exact amount. But one thing is clear, we have come a long way since the playful days of prank worms and viruses. Cyber criminals are now extremely well-organized, funded and motivated by huge monetary rewards.
A stunning look at the extent some organizations would go to achieve its objectives. From a technical perspective, it’s brilliant. This will no doubt be used as a template for other state actors to follow, as some already did earlier.