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Sophos antivirus detects own update as false positive malware
Users of Sophos' antivirus software were hit by a false positive bug on Wednesday that saw some of the program's own updates classed as a false positive malware, which then deleted crucial files.
Many enterprise and business computers were hit b the bug, creating reports to administrators reporting the program as SSH/Updater-B malware. The Register reports that administrators were bombarded with emails and alerts about the non-existent problem, which has since been fixed.
The false positive left systems unable to update because the updating functionality itself was put under quarantine. Sophos apologized in a blog post and pointed to a knowledge base article, which included steps to help mitigate the non-existent 'outbreak':
Sophos antivirus detects own update as false positive malware | ZDNet
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