Mobile Botnets in the News

Mobile Botnets in the News Mobile Botnets in the News…. short list of news items from forum posts…

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/  

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/2009/112309-iphone-malware-botnet.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_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-iPhone-Worm-Has-Botnet-Functionality-128127.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/2009/11/2009-11-30-Second-iPhone-Worm.html  

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/2010/03/06/mobile-botnets-threaten-smartphone-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/managing-mobile-devices-news/3270/researchers-form-8000-strong-experimental-smartphone-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/view/7933/vodafone-reportedly-distributing-mariposa-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/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=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/view/7933/vodafone-reportedly-distributing-mariposa-botnet/  

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12 Responses to “Mobile Botnets in the News”

  1. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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-iPhone-Worm-Has-Botnet-Functionality-128127.shtml

    « Last Edit: June 20, 2010, 06:38:04 PM by PDAMobileCafe »

  2. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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/

  3. pdamobilecafe Says:

    Mobile Alert: 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/2009/112309-iphone-malware-botnet.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2009-11-23

  4. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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

  5. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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/2009/11/2009-11-30-Second-iPhone-Worm.html

  6. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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/2010/03/06/mobile-botnets-threaten-smartphone-chaos/

  7. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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/view/7933/vodafone-reportedly-distributing-mariposa-botnet/

  8. pdamobilecafe Says:

    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/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223300123

  9. pdamobilecafe Says:

    Mobile botnets: an economic and technological assessment – Today …
    By Niko
    Based on an experiment conducted by researchers from VeriSigns iDefense Intelligence Operations Team, involving 25 different “rent a botnet/DDoS for hire” underground marketplace propositions, they were able to conclude that the average …
    http://todayinsecurity.com/?p=338

  10. pdamobilecafe Says:

    Botnets discovered by NetQin have potentially hit 100000 Symbian phones
    « on: July 22, 2010, 09:05:29 PM »

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    Botnets discovered by NetQin have potentially hit 100000 Symbian phones.
    IT PRO
    8 Jul 2010 at 16:13 Botnets have been discovered targeting a number of Symbian OS editions, potentially affecting 100000 mobile phones. …
    http://www.itpro.co.uk/625012/netqin-botnets-hit-100-000-symbian-phones

    Symbian S60 3 and 5 are infected to create a botnet: 100000 …
    By Petrony
    “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. …
    http://ecommerce-journal.com/node/28791

    Mobile Malware Create A 100000 Botnet On Symbian Series 60 …
    By CyberInsecure
    Mobile malware that affects Symbian Series 60 handsets is being used to create a botnet. Security firm NetQin claims as many as 100000 smartphones have been…..
    http://cyberinsecure.com/mobile-malware-create-a-100000-botnet-on-symbian-series-60-handsets/

    Symbian smartphones infected with botnet virus
    Infosecurity Magazine
    A mobile security research firm claims that botnets have been discovered ‘in the wild’ which are targetting large numbers of Symbian Series 60 operating …
    http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/10903/symbian-smartphones-infected-with-botnet-virus/

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  11. pdamobilecafe Says:

    Symbian smartphones infected with botnet virus

    Infosecurity Magazine
    A mobile security research firm claims that botnets have been discovered ‘in the wild’ which are targeting large numbers of Symbian Series 60 operating …

    Symbian smartphones infected with botnet virus
    13 July 2010…
    A mobile security research firm claims that botnets have been discovered ‘in the wild’ which are targeting large numbers of Symbian Series 60 operating system smartphones. According to Dawn Sukyi, of China’s NetQin, the botnet viruses are being disguised within some of the ‘hot’ online topics on the internet…..
    http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/10903/symbian-smartphones-infected-with-botnet-virus/

  12. pdamobilecafe Says:

    Cellular Botnets – The Day Before Zero
    « on: July 22, 2010, 09:01:57 PM »

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    Cellular Botnets – The Day Before Zero

    Last month I gave a couple of presentations covering the current state of cellular mobile botnets – i.e. malware installed on mobile phone, smartphone and cellular devices designed to provide remote access to the handset and everything …
    http://blog.damballa.com/?p=739

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