Trojan horse targets mobile phones

Thursday, 11 November 2004, 12:04 AM EST

A new Trojan horse that sends unauthorized spam to mobile phones via sms has been detected by anti-virus authority Sophos, marking a new trend in the convergence of viruses and mass-mail attacks.

The Troj/Delf-HA Trojan horse infects a PC, then downloads instructions on which spam campaign to launch from a Russian telecom Web site, according to Gregg Mastoras, senior security analyst at Sophos. It can plague owners of cell phones by sending them unsolicited junk text messages over the carrier's network.

By Jay Wrolstad at Wireless NewsFactor.

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