“Almost undetectable” hacking tool for sale on a malware forum

A new and rare type of malware is purportedly available on the black market and contains features normally reserved for state hacking tools that make it almost impossible to detect by any antivirus software.

The malware, known as BlackLotus, is allegedly a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) bootkit. UEFI is a computing standard that acts as an interface between the operating system and the firmware; when the computer is turned on, UEFI initiates the bootloader, which in turn boots the kernel and the operating system.

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