That is so very very far off the reservation... I have a hard time believing that any company like Samsung would do that, especially after the Sony debaucle. I could believe that a malicious third party put it on between the manufacturing and the retailer, or at the retailer.
Samsung security in Suwon is pretty darn tight. You cannot use a USB key on any machines there at all (by default). But, it's not impregnable. A third party intervening there? Dunno.