Creative MP3 players ship with virus
Creative Labs has instituted a partial product recall after discovering that it accidentally shipped approximately 3,700 MP3 players contaminated with a Windows virus. Filesystems of affected 5GB Zen Neeons players contain a file infected with the Wullik-B (AKA Rays-A) email worm. The worm won’t infect PCs unless the user browses the player files and clicks on the infected file, security firm F-Secure reports.
The worm involved in this case was first spotted in November 2003 and is fairly obscure. It’s likely it got onto the infected players after a Windows PC used in Creative’s production line got clobbered by the malware. Wullik-B spreads by either mass mailing copies of itself or by dropping itself into shared folders.
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