Of course, it's unclear how much of this is worth taking at face value. The irons are imported, the news station is state-owned, and the whole story has a tinge of protectionism to it. Besides: individuals adding small virus-spreading devices to mass-produced consumer items? That's a really weird and inefficient way to steal information. There's a chance that such an iron could end up in an executive's office, but it's probably just easier to bribe someone and have them physically place the bug than it is to hope the targeted person buys a compromised iron.