Symbian malware creates mighty zombie army

Mobile malware that affects Symbian Series 60 handsets is being used to create a botnet.

Security firm NetQin claims as many as 100,000 smartphones have been compromised with the malware, which typically poses as a game and affects Series 3 and % Symbian devices. NetQin said the malware is programmed to send SMS messages from compromised devices.

"These botnets do one of two things; send messages to all the contacts of the address book directly, or send messages to the random phone numbers by connecting to a server,” NetQin explains in a blog posting.

The Reg

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