The conventional wisdom with malware is that you can kill it once and for all by wiping a system and starting from scratch. However, a particularly clever piece of surveillance software tied to the Russian government appears much more resistant. Even replacing drives will not kill LoJax, which appears to still be operating more than eight months after researchers from Arbor Networks detailed the malware.
Usually, malware becomes of little use once security experts uncover it. LoJax is almost invulnerable, though. It is common for one piece of malicious software to include components from one or more past malware variants. However, LoJax has a unique origin that makes it incredibly tough to combat.
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