IBM Shipped Malware-Infected Flash Drives to Customers

In a security alert, IBM is warning that it inadvertently shipped malware-infected USB flash drives to some of its storage hardware customers as well as to customers of some Lenovo-branded products.

A Trojan – known as Faedevour, Pondre and Reconyc – is present on USB flash drives that have been distributed to some users of IBM and Lenovo Storwize systems, which are virtualizing RAID computer data storage systems.

Not good. But, I did find some humor in the article, under the heading “Destroy or Wipe the Drives.”

Devices also can be rendered useless, for example, with a screwdriver and hammer.

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