[funsec] Trojan Found In New HDs Sold In Taiwan
Larry at larryseltzer.com
Mon Nov 12 05:11:32 CST 2007
Doesn't everyone format new hard drives?
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larry.seltzer at ziffdavisenterprise.com
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
On Behalf Of Paul Ferguson
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 12:22 AM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] Trojan Found In New HDs Sold In Taiwan
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Via The Taipei Times.
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
www.nice8.org and www.we168.org, the bureau said.
While the hosts listed in this article would appear to be in China (due
to their *.cn domain), they are not -- one is in Dallas Texas
[184.108.40.206] and the other is in Korea [220.127.116.11]. The ability
for cyber criminals to register domains in China, and have the actual
hosts elsewhere geographically is a simple process.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet fergdawg(at)netzero.net
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