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USB Drive Brought Embarrassment for Telstra!

Telstra, a telecom company from Australia, is humiliated to know that the Universal Serial Bus (USB) drives it supplied at an instructional session at the AusCERT security conference contained malware, as per SearchSecurity on May 23, 2008.

Claire Groves, Marketing Manager of AusCERT, said that the embarrassing situation occurred when during a tutorial, Telstra gave out USB sticks without knowing that they were infected. But no sooner had they learnt about it, they recalled the sticks, Groves added. ZDNet reported this on May 23, 2008.

According to a report, the malware was characteristically automated being programmed to run of its own when the detachable drive is plugged to a computer. However, the particular malicio...

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