Seagate/Maxtor portable 500GB drives found with trojan

The Taipei Times is reporting:

Portable hard discs sold locally and produced by US disk-drive manufacturer Seagate Technology have been found to carry Trojan horse viruses that automatically upload to Beijing Web sites anything the computer user saves on the hard disc
Around 1,800 of the portable Maxtor hard discs, produced in Thailand, carried two Trojan horse viruses: autorun.inf and ghost.pif
The tainted portable hard disc uploads any information saved on the computer automatically and without the owner’s knowledge to and
The affected hard discs are Maxtor Basics 500G discs.