What with a feature-packed new Delphi release coming up, perhaps the discovery of the W32/Induc-A virus is not too bad a thing all told? At least, it’s giving the product a bit of visibility for once, teaching some people that Delphi gets used rather more than they had previously realised (it’s the banking trojan writer’s development tool of choice apparently!). For example, check out this post on the blog of the virus checking/cleaning tool maker Sophos:
Since yesterday, Sophos has received over 3000 unique infected samples of programs infected by W32/Induc-A from the wild. This makes us believe that the malware has been active for some time.
I wonder if anyone in the Embarcadero marketing department (let’s assume they have one…) are thinking of commenting, ‘how exactly does receiving over 3000 unique infections suggest the malware has been active for some time…?’