ASUS Issues Fix for Backdoor, Points Finger at APT, Downplays Severity of Compromise

Taiwanese computer maker ASUS has admitted its Live Update servers were breached by an as-yet unknown adversary and used to push a backdoor onto what Kaspersky Lab says may have been over a million devices. In a belated response to the revelation, the company pointed late Tuesday to “national-level attack[s] usually initiated by a couple of specific countries” and released a a fix in the latest version of its Live Update software.

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