Security vendor detects aggressive mobile worm variant

Mobile phone malware writers are up to no good again. A security vendor has detected a new variant of an aggressive Russian mobile worm that uses some alarming new tricks.

Like its earlier relatives, Commwarrior.Q will jump onto another phone using a short-range Bluetooth wireless connection, said F-Secure Corp., an antivirus company based in Helsinki, Finland, in an advisory on its site. It also spreads via MMS (multimedia messaging service) or by an infected memory card inserted into a device.

Commwarrior.Q is not spreading widely. But the worm has new traits that make it particularly aggressive, and it appears to be one of the most complex pieces of mobile malware created to date, said Antti Vihavainen, vice president of mobile security for F-Secure. Security vendor detects aggressive mobile worm variant

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 5th August 2006 4:02AM