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Hard Drive Firmware Implant IRATEMONK

Here is yet another one of the NSA’s firmware implants which can be used to replace your current hard drive’s firmware. This allows the NSA to gain complete control of your hard drive and through the use of other exploits they would be able to gain complete access to your system.   What It Is IRATEMONK is a firmware implant that replaces your current hard drive’s firmware and is used as a backdoor into your system. IRATEMONK gains execution through the Master Boot Record (MBR) substitution. IRATEMONK supports the following hard drive vendors: Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor, and Samsung. IRATEMONK
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