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A PSP Virus :O

October 7th, 2005 by Patrick S

This isnt really to do with MS or anything but i find it amazing that now a gaming console can be infected with a virus and then completly kill the console itself!
It really scares me!

“Today Symantec Security Response experts identified the first Trojan that targets Sony Playstation Portable systems, Trojan.PSPBrick, as a Category 1 threat (Category 5 being the worst). As of today, there are no confirmed infections, and we’d like to keep it that way!

The virus is designed to look like a downloadable hack that lets users run their own games on the PSP. Once installed, it deletes system files and breaks the PSP. The user must choose to download it – which means you’re safe if you don’t go around taking files from strangers.

Symantec is working on analyzing the threat now and we will have more information this afternoon.”

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3 Responses

  1. Deansweb2004 Says:

    Haha, I was waiting for this to happen, since PSP’s are becoming popular and anything that becomes popular, Hackers have allways got to get in on the Act.

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Bloody hell! Sounds quite bad! But what I don’t understand is how they can report on a virus that hasn’t infected anything yet and also how they can call it a Cat.1 virus when it’ll destroy the console inside out! :s

  3. MSBLOG Says:

    […] “We blogged a story a couple weeks ago about the PSP trojan disguised as firmware for modified PSPs. A good story in its own right, but we wanted to see it in action. So what happens when a group of geeks gets an itch to destroy an expensive toy but nobody in the AVR lab is willing to pony up their own personal PSP? You make a call, get someone to donate a PSP, fire up the video camera & record it for posterity. “ […]