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 Sexy View coming to phones near you

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Date posted: 10/03/2009

A worm targeting Symbian mobile phones shows mobile botnets may be here soon, says the latest threat report by security firm Fortinet. Sexy View can spread through malicious links in text messages, creating a bridge between mobile phones and the internet, which means mobile botnets may not be far away.

The worm targets mobiles running SymbianOS S60 3rd Edition. It may kill some processes, but its main aim is to gather information.

The information, such as the serial number of the mobile, is posted to the remote server, but it is not yet known how that information is exploited.

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