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Asus implements solution to malware attack

FILE PHOTO: A logo of a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company Asus has been seen on a notebook computer during the annual Computex computer trade show in Taipei, Taiwan-June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

(Reuters) – Asus said on Tuesday released an update to fix an attack, which, according to security researchers had focused a million-plus Asus users last year by hijacking the computer maker’s software update system.

The company said: “a small number of devices” have been implanted with the malicious code through a sophisticated attack on the Live Update servers.

Moscow-based cyber security provider Kaspersky Lab said on Monday the attack took place between June and November last year and was used for the delivery of a software update with a “backdoor” that gives hackers access to infected machines.

Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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