Secure Communications

New mobile malware silently transfers account credit


Mobile Malware SMS Python FlockerKaspersky Lab today warned users of five newly found variants of the Trojan-SMS.Python.Flocker mobile malware, targeting an Indonesian mobile provider’s service allowing users to transfer money or minutes to each other’saccounts. SMS Python Flocker is a known mobile malware family, whose previous versions used to automatically send SMS message from the infected mobile device to premium-rate numbers operated by the malware authors.

Once infected with the latest variant, the malware would transfer credit from the infected device by silently SMS-ing the provider’s credit transfer service with the desired amount of credit.

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January 22, 2009 - Posted by | English, mobile, security, SMS, technology, text message

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