SMS Worm Detected

April 14th, 2009

F-Secure has detected the first worm for mobile phones spread through SMS service.  The worm know as “Sexy View” relies on contact information, specifically phone numbers, stored on your smartphone to spread itself.


The worm works by sending SMS messages to your contracts containing a link to a malicious website with the promise of “hot pictures”.  If the receiver of the SMS clicks on the link they are prompted to install an application which in turn will infect their smartphone with the worm.  The information that the worm harvests is then sent back to its creators who most likely will use the information for SMS spam.

Read more on F-Secure.


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