NetQin the mobile phone internet security company has discovered a piece of malware that is spreading via Symbian S60 handsets, creating a mobile botnet.
The discovered malware comes in three varities either disgising itself as games or special offers and is building an extensive mobile botnet, by infecting Symbian S60 3rd and 5th edition devices.
Once installed the malware starts to send messages via the owners address book or send emails randomly by connecting to a server, but leaving no trace of either.
In an attempt to disable the malware the Symbian Foundation has removed Symbian signed certificates used to sign the malware, and dismissed claims that the malware was creating a botnet, saying it is ‘very minor’. Just make sure you check your monthly phone bill for unauthorised messages.
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