Hackers planted malicious script on the site of an Indian anti-virus firm this week. The website of AVsoft Technologies was attacked by unidentified miscreants in order to distribute a variant of the Virut virus. AVsoft Technologies makes the SmartCOP antivirus package. One of the download pages of the site was boobytrapped with …
Better check if my machine's been compromised ...
... oh no, wait, it's all right. Windows again. No problem.
Used to be one of the most common infection vectors - viruses on copies of anti-virus update disks.
I'm sure that's how I got b1
Ah yes it is being fine and dandily
I called them to see if I had been compromised and all my servicings and internets are fixed or maybe better than normal which will make woindows go microsoft 2 times faster but maybe 4 times quicker if I am being running only on a tuesday or perhaps even maybe wednesday
And the obligatory conspiracy theory...
...is that this was the work of US-based antivirus companies like Trend or McAffee, who could have sabotaged the site in protest at these third-world countries stealing all the programming jobs and working for 5c per hour. Or simply to discredit a foreign rival. Or something.
Mine's the one with the tinfoil beanie, poncho, gauntlets, facemask, leggings and socks...
It looks like a virus, smells like a virus....
Adopt the Glock internet security model; a Glock does not have a safety, you pull the trigger or you don't.
Is this perhaps the first attempt to infiltrate an AV vendor’s development environment and leave a legacy for years to come?
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