Warning: New Malware Offering Users An iPhone Unlocking Application Discovered

News | Sunday April 11 2010 7:52 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

“Users first receive an e-mail offering a link that promises a new version of an iPhone unlocking application to overcome vendor set network restrictions. People clicking the link are then directed to a webpage which provides instructions on how to download the unlocking application.
After being urged to connect their iPhone to a PC, users are then instructed to download the “new modified” application and run it on the iPhone . However, once downloaded and run, the executable file causes a Trojan virus to be infected in the PC.”
There could be significant implications for users falling for the attack. According to
, the Trojan virus, which has been identified as
Trojan.BAT.AACL
, is capable of modifying the DNS server address on the users' internet connection to point to a different IP address. Consequently, user requests to access popular websites could be redirected to an alternate malware-laden version of the requested website. This could lead to a breach of the user's confidential information.
The only way to protect yourself is to tread carefully and avoid such anonymous emails. Readers wishing to scan their computers for a possible attack can use BitDefender's free online scanner by following
.
who offer them for free, so please avoid downloading software from unknown sources.
Do let us know if you've received such spam emails in the comments.

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