Is a game inspired by wall-e infected with a keylogger?
Wayne Porter sent me an email a short while ago, asking if I could confirm this incident:
Wayne has reported his preliminary findings here:
Now, it just so happens that I selected "USA" as my location when accessing the site that is offering the wall-e game for download, and I noticed something interesting that led me to download the UK version as well:
As you can see, the UK version of the game (which is the game that the original complainant downloaded), is 177 megabytes, as is the French version, the German version, the version for Denmark, and the version for Italy). The US version, on the other hand, that I started downloading is only 133 megabytes.
The Australian version is the same name, and size, as the USA version. The same can be said for the versions for Denmark and Sweden and Finland and Spain.
The 177 meg versions all have unique file names - the 133 meg versions offered for download all have the same file name.
So, the first question is, why is there a 44 megabytes difference in size? The installer for the Ardamax Keylogger is nowhere near that size.
It will be interesting to see the install test results for the two versions, once they finally finish downloading - they are coming down SLOWLY.....