Jul 23 2009
Looks like we are going to have to add a new category to the blog; at least until this damn mobile phone fade is over:
F-Secure’s senior security response manager, Chia Wing Fei, explained that the Trojan would have allowed attackers to simply send a link via text message to a malicious Web site and prompt the mobile recipient to download the worm. Once the malware would be installed, it could send similar text messages to all contacts listed on the phone.
“These messages are sent in your name and from your phone,” Chia said. “It means you will pay for each SMS sent by the worm. A typical cost for a single text message might be 5 cents. If you have 500 contacts in your phone, an infection would cost you ($25).”
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