Skulls Trojan poses as security code

Tuesday, 14 June 2005, 3:43 AM EST

Virus writers have created mobile phone malware that poses as a pirated copy of F-Secure's mobile anti-virus software. Skulls-L is a minor modification of the Skulls-C Trojan. Only the names have altered to leave the innocent at risk: Skulls-L unlike Skulls shares the same name as F-Secure's mobile anti-virus installation package, and the Trojan shows dialog text "F-Secure Antivirus protect you against the virus. And don't forget to update this!"

By John Leyden at The Register.

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