Another interesting aspect of this threat is that it's only 20KB in size and was written in Assembler, a method that's rarely used today by malware creators.
Very few programs, legitimate or malware, are written in Assembler these days. The vast majority are written in high level languages. And to be frank, from what I've seen, computer scientists and/or programmers these days don't even know that Assembler exists (or even that's there's such a thing as hardware).
That said, as an "old school" Assembler programmer myself, you can do things in Assembler that maybe be difficult/impossible in another language.--
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