Security Conference Gifts are Viruses

Posted by Kyle 2:12 PM (CST)

Thursday January 11, 2018

Thank you for coming today, we appreciate you being here, please accept this free virus as a sign of our gratitude. If nothing else this sound serve as a warning to never access a strange USB flash drive with a computer that you even remotely care about.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau has admitted that it handed out 54 malware-infested thumb drives to the public at a data security expo hosted by the Presidential Office from Dec. 11 to Dec. 15 last year.

An employee at the company used the affected computer to transfer an operating system to the drives and test their storage capacity, transmitting the malware to 54 units, the bureau said.