Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vodafone HTC Magic Phone Brings Home Malware (Mariposa Botnet Client, Confiker, Lineage Password Stealer)

Vodafone HTC Magic Phone Infected with malware
Panda  Reserch has announced that it has found three malware programs targeting Windows machines in a HTC Magic phone distributed by Vodaphone. It is actually a bit of misnomer as well. The software were in fact on the add on 8GB Memory card and what else was on the memory card was not revealed by Panda. The YAFFS2 file system found on Android phones is not mountable by windows machines.

The moment the phone was plugged into a PC, an autorun program was detected by Panda Cloud Antivirus.
Further examination revealed that both an autorun.inf and autorun.exe as malicious Mariposa bot client. The other two malware were Confiker, Lineage Password Stealer.
Panda is checking on more phones to see if this is an isolated incident. Either way, have a Antivirus Program and a spybot detection program running all the time.
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