Malware using Intel’s tool to evade firewall

Malware using Intel’s tool to evade firewall
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Hackers have been known to use creative and innovative ideas to break into a system. However, it is usually by means of deceiving the user and/or exploiting loopholes. This security breach however, happens to the rare scenario when a hacker has utilized a software in the exact way as it was designed to be used to hack into a system.

Microsoft has announced that a group going by the name of Platinum has made use of Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) to bypass Window’s firewall completely. The tool is available on machines running Intel’s vPro line of processors and chipsets.

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