Bios rootkit infection

Researchers at Core Security Technologies demonstrated how to creat a new rootkit which is even after formatting the hard disk impossible to remove, this malicious code is injected into the low level system of the target machine (BIOS firmware).

They have implemented this malicious code into two computers one machine is running Free BSD and the other is running Windows, even after reinstalling the operating systems and replacing the hard disk the malicious code remains in the machines.

The presentation available here.