IBM Hands-out Malware Infected USB sticks at Conference

By on May 23, 2010
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The USB drives were handed out at AusCERT SECURITY conference. The irony is resounding.

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At the AusCERT conference, where hundreds of IT professionals go on to listen about the latest developments in security technology, saw IBM dishing out complimentary USB drives from their booth. Pretty cool, right? Free USB drives, yeah!? No. IBM pulled of a Telstra by handing out USB drives that were infected with malware. At a security conference. It’s a funny little guy, this irony.

“At the AusCERT conference this week, you may have collected a complimentary USB key from the IBM booth,” Australia chief technologist Glenn Wightwick wrote.

“Unfortunately we have discovered that some of these USB keys contained malware and we suspect that all USB keys may be affected.”

Source: The Age


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