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I received an email from my stock trading company saying that trend micro, the security company has found a virus for the BB systems. It states that the Virus code name Zeus exploits the SMS of the BB system. I have C&P the article below
New Delhi, Mar 13, 2011 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) -- Research In
operating system is world-renowned as being virtually
impossible to exploit, but a new study has exposed a virus
that specifically targets SMSes sent using the high-end
smartphones' Messenger service.
According to security solutions firm Trend Micro, a
'trojan' virus, dubbed Zeus -- which appears to perform a
desirable function for the user prior to run or install, but
steals information or harms the system -- appears to
specifically target BlackBerry's SMS feature.
The aim of the Zeus Trojan is to monitor users' private
information, particularly when they conduct mobile online
Once installed, Zeus sends a confirmation message to the
hackers that transmitted the virus to signal that it is ready
to receive commands.
After the confirmation message. the trojan can view,
delete and forward SMSes, block calls, change the
administrator on the device and block phone numbers. It sends
all data on the phone to the hacker in the event that it gets
"As more users access the Internet from the expanding
pool of devices, web-based threats will continue to grow in
size. The growth of smartphones and faster data speeds will
also increase the possibilities of infection. As criminals
devise ways to make money out of exploiting mobile
technologies, mobile users will grow extremely vulnerable,"
Trend Micro Country Manager India and SAARC Amit Nath said.
He further said that with the growing diversity of
operating systems among companies, as well as the growing use
of mobile devices, cybercriminals could have a very profitable
Their tactic will be to put a new spin on social
engineering by way of malware campaigns, bombarding recipients
with emails that drop downloaders containing malware. All this
will largely be made possible because of the Internet.
Variants of the Zeus trojan have been previously
detected on Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems,
exhibiting similar behaviour. PTI AKH ARV
Copyright 2011 APU Newswire. All rights reserved.
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Thanks......someone else posted this a couple of days ago. Hopefully my SmrtGuard and Lookout apps will protect me.
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