In the midst of its efforts to show the world that security and trust are Job One, Microsoft has infected some of its own hapless developers with a Windows virus. According to a report from ZDNet, the company distributed copies of Visual Studio .Net to developers in Korea that were infected by the Nimda worm. From the ZDNet article:
Microsoftis flagship developer tools picked up the digital pest when the company translated the program into Korean. A Microsoft representative stressed that no other foreign-language versions of the program were found to be infected.
"Because the worm only infected the Korean version, we believe the number of companies infected is small," the representative said, adding that Microsoft released a patch last night.
Microsoftis representative could not immediately say how many Korean companies had been infected by the worm-laden copies of Visual Studio .Net.
You can read the full article at ZDNetis site.