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September 27, 2012

Malware ‘was not from factories’, Microsoft says

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:20 am

by the BBC

Microsoft discovered four new PCs that were pre-infected with malware. Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit has said that malware was not being installed in factories, contrary to earlier media reports. Several outlets, including the BBC, reported that harmful software was being pre-installed on PCs at the manufacturing stage. A spokeswoman said the malware was instead likely added by a “distributor, transporter, or reseller”. Microsoft said the criminals behind the malicious program had exploited insecure links in supply chains.

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