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Big mistake by Big Blue: Storwize initialisation USBs had malware

Author: Richard Chirgwin / Source: The Register

Big Blue is red-faced after shipping malware-infected initialisation USBs for its Storwize disk racks.

The company is therefore strongly suggesting users “Securely destroy the USB flash drive so that it can not be reused.” Either that or wipe it, disinfect anything it touched and cross your fingers. Then download the files you need and start again.

The trojan in question goes by various names. Kaspersky’s description says it’s a dropper that installs itself in a temporary folder, and on execution, download other malware.

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