Creative ships Zen Neeon units packing Windows ‘Wullik’ worm

“Looks like somebody turned off the virus scanner at the Creative production plant—it would appear that about 3,700 5GB Zen Neeons shipped since July might have possibly been packing a W32.Wullik.B@mm payload,” Ryan Block reports for Engadget.

Full article here.

According to Symantec, W32.Wullik.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to send itself to all the contacts in the Outlook address book and affects users subjected to Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, and Windows XP. Macintosh unaffected. The worm makes numerous copies of itself in random locations, and moves to a new location when Windows Explorer browses to the folder from which it runs. It can spread to floppy disks and shared network drives under some conditions. More info here.

Creative’s press release (translated from Japanese) here.

31 Comments

  1. From the translated press release: “With the defectiveness of our company, we apologize the fact that very much annoyance was applied the customer and to the related everyone deeply.”

    Bad translation or refreshing candor?

    You can’t make this stuff up!

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