'Game virus' bites mobile phones

Wednesday, 11 August 2004, 2:02 PM EST

The virus spreads through an adapted copy of the legitimate Mosquitos game.

It only works on phones with Symbian's Series 60 operating system. Once installed, a hidden program sends SMS texts to premium rate numbers.

It does not do damage and it is not widespread. But owners of infected mobiles may not realise they have it unless they check sent texts or bills.

It can be deleted easily, just like a normal game, although it is thought to be the first mobile virus designed to be malicious.

At the BBC.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //