Monday, November 12, 2007

China Is Our Friend!! Part 49,531: Your Hard Drive!

This is cute.

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 and, the bureau said.

The affected hard discs are Maxtor Basics 500G discs.

So far, sold only in Taiwan.


steveegg said...

That's why it always pays to do a long-form format.

M.E. said...

Unbelievable. But not really.

OT -- Dad29, I think you'll get a kick out of this: I just got a comment on a blog post from 2 years ago, on which you left a comment. Your comment mentioned the name John Singenberger (it was a post I had on the Seminary Woods and the cemetery there). That allowed Mr. Singenberger's grandson in CA to find the post and contact me to learn more about the cemetery. You'd also mentioned "small world"... indeed! Made even smaller through the internet and blogging!

Anyway, here's the link, if you want to see.

I'm blogging again, by the way. Will add you to my new blogroll today!

Grim said...

So, what you're trying to say is that China now has the world's largest collection of porn?