We saw a recent report of a Japanese hardware manufacturer shipping a batch of portable hard disk drives containing a Trojan. The Trojan, which we detect as 'Backdoor.Win32.Tompai', provides a hacker with backdoor access to affected machines.
It's not the first time that we've seen the distribution of infected media:in December 2004, Roel reported on an infected HDD-based MP3 player he had bought from iRiver
Maybe we're approaching the time when digital photographers should check their flash cards before they first use them? Of course, if anyone comes across any malware on their new flash cards, we'd like to hear about it:
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