The malware isn’t new. It was first spotted in the wild in 2010 and has spread to the U.S., India, Europe and South America, according to Symantec, the security firm.
It’s designed to serve unwanted advertisements on victims’ computers. But in the past two weeks, it has been doing something unexpected — forcing infected computers to print out endless streams of gibberish, for no apparent reason. The print jobs go until the paper runs out…
I’m just going to point the finger at the ink cartridge cartels, who stand to make the most out of these attacks.