2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Cabir, the world's first mobile phone malware. To mark this occasion, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs is taking a stroll down memory lane to examine the evolution and significance of mobile threats during the last 10 years. From Cabir to FakeDefend, the last decade has seen the number of mobile malware explode. In 2013, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has seen more than 1,300 new malicious applications per day and is currently tracking more than 300 Android malware families and more than 400,000 malicious Android... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
I had already seen mobile malware SMS messages with a malicious URL inside (e.g SymbOS/Yxes), or MMS messages (e.g SymbOS/Album.A!tr, SymbOS/Beselo!worm...) with a malicious attachment. However I had never noticed a mobile malware piece sending a WAP Push SMS (special SMS messages typically used to send ringtones, wallpapers, OTA provisioning etc). The recent SymbOS/NMPlugin.A!tr does all three ! It sends: an MMS, whose title is “Hello Skuller”, and contains an attachment named Sunset.jpg a SMS containing a short message and a malicious... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Aug 03, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research