Ransomware installs Gigabyte driver to kill antivirus products -

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There's also Capcom and Intel drivers that are used to gain kernel access pretty easily.
Usually they're used for bypassing anticheats, never thought of using it for malware.
This is actually one of the major criticisms of anti-cheating software. If it isn't very carefully designed, it can be hijacked and turned into very potent spyware, since it's often doing things like scanning through memory (requiring direct access) to see if you're running specific things, or scraping your screen (some poker site anti-cheats look for heads-up displays of harvested data).
 

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This is actually one of the major criticisms of anti-cheating software. If it isn't very carefully designed, it can be hijacked and turned into very potent spyware, since it's often doing things like scanning through memory (requiring direct access) to see if you're running specific things, or scraping your screen (some poker site anti-cheats look for heads-up displays of harvested data).
In the cases I was talking about, the drivers were used to bypass anti-cheats to cheat in video games, not make spyware from the anti-cheats. Some really invasive anti-cheats are fucked up though, such as Escape from Tarkov's and ESEA's

Edit: Maybe you were talking about Capcom's driver, I don't even know what Capcom was trying to do with that driver.
 
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That actually WASN'T the question, moron. This was the question: "Who is this a threat to? Everyone? Just Windows users?" To which the correct answer would have been "Anyone on Windows who has a Gigabyte motherboard." How the fuck are you seriously this dense? You really might want to get your sight checked out and at the very least brush up on those reading comprehension skills. Also, no one is magically voodooing the drivers onto your computer, the only people who would be coming into contact with the driver in question is people with Gigabyte hardware or people whose security is already compromised.
Why didn't they just push you back inside your mothers anal cavity?
 
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