Also includes support for Master Boot Record
(MBR) and GUID Partition Table (GPT), BIOS and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), and WIMBoot.
In all versions the master boot record
is also overwritten, causing the operating system to fail.
Meanwhile, new threats attacking the master boot record
increased by 49 per cent in the first quarter of the year, while ransmware sample counts dropped for three straight quarters and botnet providers included virtual currency mining capabilities with their services, reflecting the increasing popularity of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, it added.
Moreover, even if the rootkit was somehow able to modify the boot record
, Kaspersky Lab's technology will detect it and undertake to treat the infection.
The 'Shamoon' malware set about wiping parts of the master boot record
(MBR) on the hard drive of any Windows system it could reach -- a technique designed to cause chaos on target networks.
Such attacks occur before the operating system (OS) loads, targeting the system BIOS and Master Boot Record
(MBR), and can persistently infect higher-level system functions including operating systems and applications.
payload which can overwrite files and the Master Boot Record
(MBR) of the
On that day, the virus would overwrite the hard disk or change the master boot record
of infected hosts.
By operating on the disk sector level, the program backs up everything-system files, master boot record
(MBA), partition tables and all user data-with no regard to their content or structure.
5 The Golden Boot record
is 13 by Just Fontaine in Switzerland in 1958.
When the PC is turned on or rebooted, the program loads from the master boot record
and asks for the user's password.
It infects the boot sector on a floppy disk and spreads to a user's hard drive and can infect the master boot record
(MBR) on a hard drive.