This UEFI based malware is the second of its kind ever known publicly.
Computers are made up of multiple components – both software and hardware, each with its own complexity. One such component happens to be the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) which is the software that is installed on a computer’s motherboard.
This naturally grants it access to the entire system as by default and starts running at the very start when a computer is turned on. However, being so important, it is also equally difficult for it to be infected by malware.
Despite this, a recent report by Kaspersky suggests that a UEFI based malware has been found – the second of its kind ever known publicly.