‘Near-undetectable’ hacking tool up for sale on malware forum


A new and rare type of malware is reportedly available on the black market, with features usually reserved for hacking tools used by states making it virtually impossible for antivirus software to detect.

Known as BlackLotus, the malware is claimed to be a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) bootkit. UEFI is the computer standard that acts as an interface between the operating system and the firmware; when you turn on your computer, the UEFI starts a bootloader, which in turn boots the kernel and the operating system.