Thursday, 16 July 2009

Signed Malware Coming To A Phone Near You?

Source: Trend Micro

The Trend Micro Malware Blog reports that there is a signed Symbian application in the wild which sends the user's "subscriber, phone, and network information" back to a central website, and is also capable of receiving instructions (from the same website) to send SMS spam to the user's contacts. This is very similar to the behaviour of many traditional PC botnets -- yet the application has been vetted and signed by the certifying agent, Symbian Signed.

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