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Raspberry Pi declines bribe to pre-install malware

The Raspberry Pi Foundation was apparently offered money to pre-install malware on its computers.

On December 23, the charity organization tweeted a screenshot of a partially redacted email that was sent to Liz Upton, the foundation's director of communications, earlier that day.

In the email, a “business officer” named Linda requested a price per install (PPI) quote for an “exe.” file that would create a desktop shortcut to the malicious site. "The user could log into our site “by clicking this desktop shortcut; then this is our target,” the email said.

The name of the company and the malicious site were omitted.

Earlier this year, researchers found pre-installed malware on at least 26 different Android smartphones from manufacturers including Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi. 

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