Beware fake Nvidia drivers, leaked certificate code from hack may now have malware

Beware fake Nvidia drivers, leaked certificate code from hack may now have malware

Nvidia drivers malwareThe fallout continues from the ransomware attack that targeted Nvidia, as it has been discovered that some of the company’s older GPU drivers can now conceal malware. According to TechPowerUp, stolen code-signing certificates are being used to place malware on unsuspecting PCs. This was also confirmed by @BillDemirkapi on Twitter. The code-signing certificates expired in 2014 and 2018, but that doesn’t stop Windows from recognizing these as legitimate. And this could be a massive issue for those who aren’t sure what to look out for.
BleepingComputer pointed out the kinds of malware making the rounds. These include Cobalt Strike Beacons, Mimikatz, backdoors, and Remote Access Trojans. This is clearly a problematic situation for Nvidia, and it’s unknown how much worse the situation could become in the next few weeks. But for now, it’s important that users remain vigilant for anything that seems out of the ordinary. Particularly when it comes to downloadin…

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