Virus Discovered on Photo Frames|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:01 EST)
Infected frames were sold over the holidays by Sam's Club, Best Buy and more recently by Target and Costco.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that a "powerful new Trojan Horse from China" has been discovered on digital photo frames sold by Sam's Club, Best Buy, Target and Costco. The virus, named Mocmex, only affects Windows computers.
In the article, CA Inc.'s product development leader Brian Grayek said the virus "has a great deal of intelligence." It blocks antivirus protection from over 100 security vendors and Windows built-in security and firewall protection, too. It hides itself on any portable device plugged into an infected computer.
It's designed to capture any personal information but so far has only been stealing passwords for online games, Grayek said.
According to British security vendor Prevx, Mocmex already has 67,500 variants.
Vendors of the frames claim the affected lines have been pulled from shelves. The article notes that Uniek frames sold by Target and one line of Insignia frames sold by Best Buy are no longer available.