Gaming Mouse Manufacturer Razer Serves Up Infected Drivers

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News Posted: Mon, Sep 21 2009 10:32 PM
Razer, one of the leading manufacturers of gaming mice, was giving out malware with their drivers, according to a post on security firm Trend Micro's website.

According to Trend Micro, a large number of the device drivers which were earlier downloadable at the Razer support site were infected with a Trojan. The infected drivers run the proper installer, but then dropped a copy of WORM.ASPXOR.AB in the System directory. According to Trend Micro, the malware had very low detectability, with only 7 out of 41 vendors offering "generic detection."

In a way, it's hard to believe detectability was so low. ThreatExpert received a submission on the trojan on August 20th, 2009, over a month ago.

Trend Micro informed Razer of the breach, and the company took the support site down. At this time while the rest of the site is, the support news section and the drivers section of the site is still down, in fact. Of course, this isn't the first time something like this has happened, and it won't be the last, either.
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3vi1 replied on Tue, Sep 22 2009 7:36 AM

This particular worm has been around in one form or another for over two years now ( why the heck do most Windows AV packages not detect the variants?

It really makes you wonder how many others are being missed.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 22 2009 8:14 AM

So you can cut yourself if you play with Razers?

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That's pretty troubling - coming from a such a well known company as Razor.  Doubly troubling that it's apparently an old infection.

Eh, who buys Razor anyway?  Overpriced.Stick out tongue


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