at least partially based in fact. Even if parts of the story were created with a bit of Hollywood's lights and magic.
I don't rule out the possibility. (Anything is possible, either with software, or in a cartoon.) But I'm a little skeptical of the immanent threat aspect portrayed so far. BIOS infectors are nothing new. They were being proposed back in the days of DOS. So were GPU based infections later on. But there's a big difference between developing a virus as a "proof of concept in the lab" exercise and having one that can successfully propagate in the wild.
If this puppy were half as virulent and stealthy as claimed, it would be all over the place by now. But so far, it's apparently confined to a single location. Which makes no
sense since it can supposedly jump the air gap - which would mean virtually any laptop that was ever booted this environment
should have been infected and gone on to spread this virus fairly quickly out in the wild.
Dunno. There's something that seems either misreported, missing, or exaggerated in this story. And the details seem very sparse and slow in coming - which is also weird since real malware fighters share info and go public fairly quickly once a threat is strongly suspected or identified. This seems more like the guy is trying to keep a large part of whatever he supposedly found to himself.
Nope. I don't rule it out. But I think I'm still going to reserve any judgment for the time being.