Asus

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Formation2 April 1989
HeadquartersTaiwan
The world's 5th-largest PC vendor by unit sales

Asus was, in 2017, the world's 5th-largest PC vendor by unit sales. Its products include desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, networking equipment, monitors, wi-fi routers, projectors, motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage, multimedia products, peripherals, wearables, servers, workstations, and tablet PCs. The company is also an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Spyware

In March 2019, Kaspersky reported that around 1,000,000 Asus computers had been infected with malware as a result of a hack which arose from a bogus upgrade utility installed on the company's servers in Taiwan, which fetched and installed a backdoored version of the Asus Live Update Utility. This was signed by company's digital key. Reportedly analysis of the targetted MAC addresses revealed that around 600 specific machines were being targetted.[1]


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