F-Secure's Own Press Releases Apparently Invisible To Its Employees
from the jedi-mind-trick dept
A couple of weeks ago, F-Secure got called out by another anti-virus company accusing it of whipping up hype about the threat of mobile viruses for its own benefit. F-Secure, of course, denied this claim, acting innocent, but the next week sounded the alarm again under questionable circumstances. The company received a sample of a new variant of an existing mobile virus — one that like the others before it, requires some effort to install, and isn’t very widespread. Keep in mind F-Secure just got a sample of the virus, it didn’t receive any reports of it actually being in the wild, a point it later conceded after a Symbian exec again said F-Secure was overhyping the threat. What’s a little more interesting, though, is this quote from somebody at the company: “[The threat from Commwarrior] isn’t vast yet, but F-Secure is not issuing alerts or press releases”. That’s pretty funny, because this looks an awful lot like an F-Secure press release about the new virus variant, and it doesn’t help further the case that F-Secure is being completely honest and innocent.