Seagate hard drives come with live virus

by admin November 13, 2007 at 4:16 pm

Factory security breach leads to infected drives in the wild

Hard drive giant Seagate has some explaining to do after it was discovered hundreds of its drives were sold with a suprise gift for unsuspecting purchasers – a live virus that sends their personal information to China.

According to the Taipei Times, 1,800 500GB Maxtor Basics hard drives containing two Trojan horse viruses were sent to retailers from a factory in Thailand, of which 300 were sold before the problem came to light.

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