Seagate hard drives come with live virus
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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