Oops! Dell Says Some of Its Servers Contain a Virus
Dell (DELL) said Wednesday that the motherboards for some of its servers were infected with malicious software that could give a cyber criminal access to information stored on the systems.
The company said in a statement that the issue only affected customers who have received replacement motherboards for four types of servers – the PowerEdge R310, R410, R510 and T410 – which is less than one percent of these models. The statement added that the virus only causes damage “when a customer has a specific configuration and is not running current anti-virus software.”
Dell says that it has removed all the infected motherboards from its supply chain and that its current stock is virus-free.
The computer maker has been contacting infected customers in order to schedule changes.