News Summary: Brand new laptop has malware

Associated Press Published: September 13, 2012
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THE INITIAL PROBE: A team of Microsoft researchers in China were investigating the sale of counterfeit software.

WHAT THEY FOUND INSTEAD: They bought a laptop that was supposedly in pristine, super-fast, direct-from-the-factory condition. Instead, they say, it had malicious software called Nitol.

THE CASE: The incident was revealed in court documents unsealed Thursday in a federal court in Virginia. The records describe a new front in a legal campaign against cybercrime being waged by the maker of the Windows operating system, which is the biggest target for viruses.


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