Several months ago, researchers discovered a mobile botnet in mostly Eastern Europe comprised of jailbroken iPhones. Researchers have now found that an application that claims to unlock the iPhone is actually a Trojan designed to hijack PCs.
Users receive spam messages with a link to a website that allegedly offers an unlock function. However, when downloaded, the executable file actually alters the default DNS settings, stealing the Internet connections at the same time.
“The Trojan attempts to change the preferred DNS server address for several possible Internet connections on the users’ computers to 188.210.[REMOVED],” BitDefender, a Romanian anti-virus firm, says. “This allows the malware creators to intercept the victims’ calls to reach internet sites and to redirect them to their own malware-laden versions of those sites.”
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