Trojan using SMS messages to relay information, says McAfee


A backdoor trojan is using short message service (SMS) text messages to relay stolen information back to malicious users, according to one antivirus vendor's research wing. Similar malware usually employs email to relay the stolen information, according to researchers at McAfee Avert Labs.

McAfee said last week that the malware is a variant of the W32/backdoor-DJC trojan.

Jimmy Shah said on the McAfee Avert Labs blog that malicious hackers are concentrating on recently accepted ways of transmitting information. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 18th October 2006 11:40PM