New PC malware loads before Windows, is virtually impossible to detect


A newly revealed malware that has been in use since at least the beginning of this year has been dubbed a “bootkit,” for its ability to infect a computer at the most fundamental level, running when the computer boots to actually load before the operating system itself. It’s part of the widespread “Nemesis” malware suite, and while it is currently aimed at financial institutions, the inclusion of bootkit functionality in a relatively “mass market” solution means the powerful form of cyber infiltration is coming to a much wider array of victims.

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