AutoCAD Malware!

by Mark Stefanchuk, CADmanage.com

Seth and I decided that this was an important article to link to. Yesterday, JTB World posted a blog about the worm ACAD/Medre.A, http://tinyurl.com/88geu8a. According to the post, “The main motive of the malware is to steal AutoCAD drawings from the infected system. These are sent to the attacker via email.” The article provides good detail, so please take a few minutes to read it.

The blog describes it as a “…a serious example of suspected industrial espionage.” And the author suggests the malware could be used to steal inventions. I think we can use our imagination to recognize that all public and private infrastructure is susceptible. So, no need to panic, but please, update your virus definitions.

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