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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 …

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Better check if my machine's been compromised ...

... oh no, wait, it's all right. Windows again. No problem.

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Anonymous Coward

heh

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

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Alien

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

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Black Helicopters

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...

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Go

It looks like a virus, smells like a virus....

Bah!

Adopt the Glock internet security model; a Glock does not have a safety, you pull the trigger or you don't.

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Paranoid

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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