Tuesday, November 13, 2007

But they're our friends. Really.

Here. Have an AquaDot. It will make you feel better.

Bureau warns on tainted discs

Portable hard discs sold locally and produced by US disk-drive manufacturer Seagate Technology have been found to carry Trojan horse viruses that automatically upload to Beijing Web sites anything the computer user saves on the hard disc, the Investigation Bureau said.

Around 1,800 of the portable Maxtor hard discs, produced in Thailand, carried two Trojan horse viruses: autorun.inf and ghost.pif, the bureau under the Ministry of Justice said.

The tainted portable hard disc uploads any information saved on the computer automatically and without the owner's knowledge to www.nice8.org and www.we168.org, the bureau said.

The affected hard discs are Maxtor Basics 500G discs.

Tip to KimDuToit


Anonymous said...

Can't they sign up for porno downloads just like everybody else?
There's a reason Western Digital is the Official Hard Drive around here. And why you should write zeros to the drive before formatting and using it. You can sit there and write to the whole drive, but usually writing to the first and last 100 sectors will do the trick.

Michael Hawkins said...

Wow, scared there for a minute!

But, I've got a maxtor 320Gb, so I'm in the clear right? ... right?