Feb 15 2008

Chinese Virus Vendors Create “Nuclear Bomb” of Malware

Published by at 4:20 pm under Chinese Malware,Hacking for money

His words, not mine…

 An insidious computer virus recently discovered on digital photo frames has been identified as a powerful new Trojan Horse from China that collects passwords for online games – and its designers might have larger targets in mind.


‘It is a nasty worm that has a great deal of intelligence,’ said Brian Grayek, who heads product development at Computer Associates, a security vendor that analyzed the Trojan Horse.

The authors of the new Trojan Horse are well-funded professionals whose malware has ‘specific designs to capture something and not leave traces,’ Grayek said. ‘This would be a nuclear bomb’ of malware.

Read more on the “nuclear bomb” of Chinese hacker malware

UPDATE: Reader 回声 points out this is over a month old and provides a link to the Washington Post with a number to call in case people feel they might have gotten the bug.

“Best Buy urges any customers who feel they might be affected by this problem to call Insignia customer service at 1-877-467-4289.”

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Chinese Virus Vendors Create “Nuclear Bomb” of Malware”

  1. 回声on 16 Feb 2008 at 12:00 pm

    This news is actually a tad old. It was reported in the Washington post a month or more ago


    The Chronicle article gives phone numbers for places to send yours back, though, which is nice.

  2. Heikeon 16 Feb 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks, I added an update to the post and gave the Best Buy number from the Washington Post.

  3. jumperon 17 Mar 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Update on this problem from Chris Wysopal: