Gaming Mouse-Maker Razer Hit With Infected Firmware

Gamers trying to update their mouse or keyboard drivers from accessory maker Razer USA’s Web site recently may have gotten more than they bargained for.
According to the IDG News Service, the company’s computers appear to have been hacked, and its support site used to spread malicious Trojan horse programs.  Customers who downloaded Razer software would get the drivers they requested, but they also got an obscure Trojan program.

Gamers trying to update their mouse or keyboard drivers from accessory maker Razer USA’s Web site recently may have gotten more than they bargained for.

According to the IDG News Service, the company’s computers appear to have been hacked, and its support site used to spread malicious Trojan horse programs.  Customers who downloaded Razer software would get the drivers they requested, but they also got an obscure Trojan program.

Razer acknowledged the issue quickly, took the site offline and posted the following note:

  • “Razer was alerted of an malicious attack to our support site this past weekend by a malware virus or trojan. We’ve taken down the support page for the time being while the issue is being resolved.”

See more from Trend Micro’s Rik Ferguson.

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