What does $5,000 buy you on a hacking forum? – Week in security with Tony Anscombe


A bootkit that ESET researchers have discovered in the wild is the BlackLotus UEFI bootkit that is being peddled on hacking forums

For a mere $5,000, you can buy a UEFI bootkit called BlackLotus that can run even on fully up-to-date Windows 11 systems with UEFI Secure Boot enabled. This week, ESET researchers published their analysis of BlackLotus that caused them to conclude that the bootkit they had discovered in the wild is indeed the BlackLotus bootkit peddled on hacking forums.

Now, what exactly can the bootkit do on the victim’s computer and why is it a major threat? Find out in the video.

Be sure to check out the full technical write-up here: BlackLotus UEFI bootkit: Myth confirmed

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