Well this has got to be rather embarrassing.  But as the article highlights, it’s not the first time it’s happened — other manufacturers have occasionally had the same problem.  

Japanese peripherals manufacturer I-O Data Device has offered product exchanges after it discovered it had shipped out a batch of hard discs contaminated with viral code. Portable hard disk drives in I-O Data’s HDP-U series might be infected with the Tompai-A, a worm that gives hackers backdoor access to compromised machines.

Link here via Catherine.

 

Alex Eckelberry