Researchers spot first mobile spyware

The spyware application comes bundled with a variant of the MultiDropper mobile phone Trojan. McAfee refers to the new online pest as SymbOS/MultiDropper.CG. It tracks SMS text messages that are sent and copies log file with the phone number of incoming and outbound phone calls.

"Although SymbOS/MultiDropper.CG does not appear likely to be a winner, it does signify a probable switch in malware authors’ goals," Jimmy Shah, a mobile antivirus researcher with McAfee, noted on a company blog.

"Rather than destroying your data and information, they’re stealing it for profit." Researchers spot first mobile spyware - Security -

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 6th December 2006 11:31PM