Richard Cohen, one of the analysts at SophosLabs, blogged yesterday about a curious piece of malware designed to infect applications written using Delphi (a variant of the Pascal language originally developed by Borland, and now used to quickly develop Windows programs such as database applications).
The W32/Induc-A virus inserts itself into the source code of any Delphi program it finds on an infected computer, and then compiles itself into a finished executable.
Since yesterday, Sophos has received over 3000 unique infected samples of programs infected by W32/Induc-A from the wild.. This makes us believe that the malware has been active for some time, and that a number of software houses specialising in developing applications with Delphi must have been infected.
Examples of infections have included applications that submitters…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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