View Full Version : Seagate warns about virus-infected Basics Personal Storage 3200 drives

11-12-07, 09:43 PM
Upon a warning from the security team from Kaspersky Labs, Seagate has now issued a 'mea culpa' in which is advising those who have purchased a Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 hard drive since August 2007 to check them, if they haven't already, for viruses.

The infected drives come from a sub-contract manufacturer located in China and are 'equipped' with Virus.Win32.AutoRun.ah, a molar virus that searches for passwords to online games and sends them to a server that is, coincidentally in China. Most anti-virus programs have already been updated and will find the virus easily. Just be sure to scan the drive.


11-12-07, 09:45 PM
Hmm, sounds like Seagate may get the bad end of this one from some angry customer

11-12-07, 11:01 PM

it doesnt seem to work in linux. DAMN! I hate missing out on features =/