Gaming Mouse Manufacturer Razer Serves Up Infected Drivers

16 Jan 2003

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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