Magazine ships Induc Delphi virus on cover CD ROM

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to German media reports, a popular computer magazine is on sale in the country containing a copy of the W32/Induc-A Delphi virus on its free cover CD ROM.

The 18/2009 edition of ComputerBild, one of Germany’s biggest computer magazines with an estimated readership of over 4 million people, carries an infected copy of TidyFavorites 4.1, a tool used to help you organise your browser’s list of favourite websites, on its cover CD.

Springer-Verlag, the publishers of ComputerBild, have reportedly contacted independent experts at AV-Test.org who have confirmed the infection.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.