Thursday, 8 December 2011
Most lost USB sticks are infected, including Apple ones.
An Australian anti-virus firm bought some bags of USB sticks from the Lost and Found department of the New South Wales Railway Corporation. Analysis showed that 2/3 (33 out of 50) were infected with at least one type of malware, not one of them was encrypted, and 8 of those infected ones were from Apple machines. There was no sign of a plot to scatter sticks in trains because the malware was "general purpose zombie stuff" and the unencrypted content was personal.