According to researchers, yet another TTP have been identified that is based on operating within the GPUs of certain video cards.
The notion to build code residing in the firmware level is well known, as is the tendency to use GPUs for tasks other than graphics rendering. A contemporary example is cryptocurrency mining that is almost entirely relies on GPU algorithmic operations.
This method of utilizing graphics card memory instead of system memory is undetectable by the antivirus software, the original advertisement on a hacking forums claims.
Allegedly a new strain of malware code has been written by some folk that has been sold to a threat actor uses graphics memory allocation space, from where the code is executed.
The technology uses OpenCL 2.0 API on Windows operating system, meaning that modern GPUs are likely affected.