Sunday, February 22, 2009

New worm on Nokia mobiles

Symbian based mobiles running S60 3rd edition are targeted by a new worm, the worm will propagate by sending SMS from the infected mobile's phone book, the SMS contains a URL, once clicked it will install the malware, and it will send some personal information to a remote server on the internet.
The worm is called SymbOS/Yxes.A!, and the only aim is to collect data about the users, it seems that this is just the beginning of a large mobile spam attack.

This is not the first malware on Symbian-based devices, it seems that it getting more attention from the bad guys.

http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/virusency/SymbOS/Yxes.A!worm

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