IBM Inadvertently Ships Malware Infected USB Flash Drives from Another Company to Its Customers
Blog Post: May 4, 2017
Kanguru is aware of an incident in the news headlines in which IBM has inadvertently shipped some malware-infected USB flash drives manufactured by another company, to their customers. IBM has put out a Security Alert indicating that some of their USB flash drives contain a malicious code which were sent to their storage customers containing a trojan known as Faedevour, Pondre and Reconyc. IBM has since stopped distribution of their drives, and taken steps to prevent any additional drives from being shipped with an issue. They are also providing recommended steps for their customers who have received and possibly inserted the drives into their computers.
In light of this incident, Kanguru would like to take this opportunity to restate that all of our Defender® hardware encrypted drives are manufactured with digitally-signed secure firmware to prevent malicious attacks.
We also want to provide reassurance that our production machines for loading/flashing drives are not connected to the internet, and are fully secure to prevent such a type of incident. Our dedicated machines are used solely for the purpose of the production of manufacturing our drives.
In addition, if your environment requires compulsory confirmation of virus-free encrypted USB drives, Kanguru can provide Virus-Free Certification - a declaration that your purchase and shipment of Kanguru USB drives are virus-free and have been fully tested, scrubbed, clean, and declared completely virus-free for delivery. Organizations requiring this certification can request this extra measure of assurance at the time of purchase.
If you have further questions or would like more information, please feel free to give us a call or email us.