NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Space Based Malware Posted by Sean @ 14:58 GMT

An online games password-stealer has reportedly made its way onto the International Space Station.

Fortunately for the space station, there's no direct Internet connection, and so therefore no online games to steal from (one hopes). The malware most likely made its way onto the infected ISS laptop via an infected USB drive.

Autorun.inf worms is another way of categorizing such malware. Worm.Win32.AutoRun.bhx is our detection name for their particular variant. Read more about it from the AutoRun.BHX description page.

BBC News has additional details.