Olympus apologises after shipping malware-laced cameras in Japan

John Leyden reports:

Olympus has apologised after it distributed a digital camera in Japan that came with added malware on its internal memory card.

An estimated 1,700 Stylus Tough 6010 digital compact cameras shipped pre-pwned with auto-run code designed to infect Windows PCs they were connected to, net security firm Sophos reports. The malware uses a USB connection infection route that has become one of the most popular means of malware distribution in recent years.

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