Warning: New Symbian Trojan Circulating In The Wild!

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Postby Apocalypso » 28 Oct 2011, 16:18

F-Secure Investigates New Premium Rate SMS Trojan That Shares Code With Spitmo

Security researchers over at F-Secure are warning Nokia Smartphone users of a newly discovered group of premium-rate SMS trojans that share code with Spitmo, a mobile variant of the notorious banking trojan SpyEye aimed at Symbian and Windows mobile based devices.

The malware was named OpFake because it arrives as a supposed Opera Mini updater using file names such as OperaUpdater.sisx and Update6.1.sisx. The malware installer adds an Opera icon to the application menu. When run, it will show a menu and a fake download progress bar.

The malware also has a "license" which can be displayed. When the trojan is started, and before the victim advances through any of the menus, the trojan is already sending text messages to Russian premium rate numbers. The num... .. .

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