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Hard drives ship with worm

Storage Japanese vendor drops zombie brick
Tue Nov 29 2005, 14:36
JAPANESE storage vendor IO Data has dropped a bit of a clanger by shipping a batch of external hard drives complete with a Windows worm.

Hard drives in the vendor's HDP range were accidentally infected with the Tompai-A worm which turns the PC it's installed with into a zombie, awaiting commands from some Mr Big in the malware business.

It's not, at least, an especially new worm, so most anti-malware protection should effortlessly guard against it. And the infected hard drives are available only in Japan, so no worries for most of us. µ

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