You might have heard of the “remdesvir” remdesvirus, or remdesveril.
The new virus, which was first spotted in November, was designed to be a “killer app” for infecting devices with the virus, but the manufacturer behind it, Mattress Manufacturers, claims it’s also capable of infecting other types of hardware.
The malware, dubbed “RemDesivir” by Mattress manufacturers and dubbed “Ampresivir,” has the ability to infect any type of hardware, from computers to tablets, keyboards, watches, TVs, and other devices that rely on keyboards.
The virus is designed to “infect and control any type and size of hardware,” Mattress manufacturer Mike Pfeifer told the New York Times in October.
According to a press release from the company, “Remdesvir can be used for targeted attacks against computers, televisions, and mobile devices.”
The malware is a modified version of the malware that was used to infect the PC of journalist James Foley.
Pfefer says that he has “never seen a better tool for a mass killer.”
The company said it is working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to stop the spread of the virus.
“The FBI, local law enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely together to investigate and disrupt this malicious activity and bring it to a halt,” the company said in a statement.
PFeifer also claims that he is working to get the new malware “out in the wild” so that other companies can build remdesviir on top of it.
He says he has a “patent pending” for the technology.
“We are in the process of filing a patent application to protect our technology,” he told the NYT.
The remdesriv virus is a variation of the one used to target Foley.
Mattress manufactures said that it is “aware of at least two other malicious applications on the market targeting Mattress.”
It also said that “all other applications that use the same codebase” are also in the works.
PFEIFER, a former military intelligence officer, told The New York Post that he was the person who introduced Remdesivirus to Mattress and that he believes he is responsible for it.
The FBI said it had not received any information from Pfeffer about his involvement in the new virus.
PFD is working “with other companies and law enforcement to bring Remdesvir to market and help prevent other manufacturers from becoming victims of this deadly virus,” the FBI said in its statement.