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Trojan found in new HDs sold in Taiwan
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"About 1,800 brand new 300-GB or 500-GB external hard drives made for Maxtor in Thailand were found to have trojan horse malwares pre-installed (autorun.inf and ghost.pif). When the HD is in use, these forward information on the disk to two websites in Beijing, China: www.nice8.org or www.we168.org. The article implies that authorities believe the Chinese government is behind the trojans. A later article pins down the point of infection to a subcontractor company in China. A couple of months back the Register was reporting on pre-installed malware detected on Maxtor disks sold in the Netherlands. This earlier report was downplayed by a Seagate spokesman." The more recent Taipei Times article says that Seagate admits the problem on its Web site, but a search there turns up nothing.


Recommendations before using external hard drives and usb flash drives(Thumb drive):
1. Buy from a reputable vendor.
2. Don't use autorun in Windows.
3. Format the hard drive before use.

this doesn't scare me, but the computer dumbos here should take note

rofl, dumbos, no offense
Posted on: 2007/11/12 9:26
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