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Hackers created a secret backdoor in 'hundreds of thousands' of Asus computers using software update

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Leading computer maker ASUS suffered a cyber attack that allowed hackers to send malware to more than 50,000 customers, researchers claim. After compromising the Taiwan-based tech company's server, the hackers made it appear as though ASUS was sending legitimate software updates to its users that were laden with malicious software, according to a cyber security firm.