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Trend Micro Researchers uncover first mobile phone botnet

Trend Micro warns of ‘sea change’ in mobile malware Tivarati.com Wed, 29 Jul 2009 22:20 PM PDT Œ–Security experts have discovered what they believe to be the first botnet for mobile devices, heralding a dramatic change in the nature of mobile threats. Researchers at anti malware firm Trend Micro…. http://www.tivarati.com/es/prg/83311/

Zombies bite into Symbian smartphones

The Register Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:55 AM PDT Low-risk mobile Trojan bundles botnet features Security researchers have identified the first known spam bot client for 3G phones. Case Study: WhatsUp keeps Legoland turnstyles ringing …… http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/16/mobile_trojan/

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Malware enlists jailbroken iPhones for botnet

A new worm is targeting jailbroken iPhones and adding them to a mobile botnet, according to a security memo from Intego. Read full story …. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/1 ... 2009-11-23

Intego Security Memo: iPhone Worm Creates Botnet – Copies Personal Data

prMac (press release) It is capable of downloading data, including executables that it uses to run and carry out its actions, as well as new files, providing botnet capabilities … http://prmac.com/release-id-8989.htm

New iPhone Worm Has Botnet Functionality

*Softpedia The Finnish antivirus vendor F-Secure warns that the new worm also displays botnet behavior, being able to silently connect to a Web server in Lithuania and … http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-iPho ... 8127.shtml

Second iPhone Worm Targets Personal Data

PDAstreet … targeting mobile banking and capable of hijacking the device for use in a botnet and stealing personal data, according to several security firms. … http://www.pdastreet.com/articles/2009/ ... -Worm.html

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Mobile botnets threaten smartphone chaos

ExploreEverything.Com They believe their creation is the first ever demonstration of a mobile “botnet”. Botnets are networks of computers that have been broken into and brought … Security researchers have installed potentially dangerous software on thousands of smartphones to illustrate a new security threat. They believe their creation is the first ever demonstration of a mobile “botnet”. Botnets are networks of computers that have been broken into and brought under the control of a malicious hacker. The networks, which are used to send spam and steal online banking passwords, include millions of “zombie” machines worldwide. …. http://www.exploreeverything.com/2010/0 ... one-chaos/

Researchers form 8000-strong experimental smartphone botnet

Visage Mobile (blog) The device secretly gathered information on users, including phone numbers and GPS coordinates, much in the same way as a PC botnet compromises those … http://www.visagemobile.com/news/news/m ... ne-botnet/

Vodafone reportedly distributing Mariposa botnet

Infosecurity Magazine Reports are coming in that Vodafone is distributing the new HTC Magic smartphone with the Mariposa botnet in the handset software, although it remains … http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/vi ... sa-botnet/

Mariposa Botnet Malware Found On Vodaphone HTC Magic Android OS

InformationWeek Panda Security, working with Defense Intelligence and law enforcement authorities, last week announced the shutdown of the Mariposa botnet and the arrest of … http://www.informationweek.com/news/sof ... =223300123

Vodafone reportedly distributing Mariposa botnet

Infosecurity Magazine Reports are coming in that Vodafone is distributing the new HTC Magic smartphone with the Mariposa botnet in the handset software, although it remains … http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/vi ... sa-botnet/

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