IBM Hands Out Infected USB Drives At Australian Security Conference

Delegates at last week's AusCERT security conference found out that the USB drives distributed to them by IBM Australia contained malware, reports The Age.

IBM, chagrined, apologized and sent a letter to delegates about the problem and how to remove the malware (posted here on the Beast or Buddha web site).

Regular delegates to the conference must be getting used to this. Two years ago, the Australian communications company Telstra did the same thing.

IBM said that most virus software will detect the malware. It didn't explain why it didn't, however.


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