Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us

Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us

Getty Images Researchers have unpacked a major cybersecurity find—a malicious UEFI-based rootkit used in the wild since 2016 to ensure computers remained infected even if an operating system is reinstalled or a hard drive is completely replaced. The firmware compromises the UEFI, the low-level and highly opaque chain of firmware required to boot up nearly every …

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