The police has apologized after infected memory sticks as prizes in a government-run cyber security quiz.
Taiwan national police agency said 54 of the flash drive has given out on the occasion of an event highlighting a government cybercrime repression malware content.
The virus, which can steal personal data and was connected to the fraud, has been added inadvertently, he said.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has apologized for the error and the blame of the incident on a third-party contractor.
He said that 20 of the disks had been recovered.
Approximately 250 flash drives were delivered to the expo, which was hosted by the Taiwan Presidential Office from December 11 to 15, and aims to highlight the willingness of the government to repress the crime.Cyber-fraud
All the units were produced in China, but the CIB exclude state-sponsored espionage, saying instead that the bug had originated from a Taiwan-based supplier.
He said that a single employee at the company has transferred the data on 54 of the units to “test their capacity of storage, infecting a process.
The malware, identified as the XtbSeDuA.exe program, is designed for the collection of personal data and to transmit it to a Polish IP address, which then bounces to non-identified server.
The CIB said that it had been used by a cyber-fraud findings by Europol in 2015.
Only the older, 32-bit computers, are vulnerable to the bug, and common anti-virus software can detect and quarantine, he said.
The servers involved in the latest infections had been arrested, he said.
In May, IBM has admitted that he had accidentally shipped malware-infected flash drive for some customers.
The computer maker said the drive that contains the system storage Storwize was infected by a trojan and has urged clients to destroy them.
At the time, declined to comment on how the malware ended up on the flash drive or how many customers were affected.
The trojan, part of the Reconyc family, it bombards users with pop-ups and slows the computer.
It is known to target users in Russia and India.