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Hybrid Trojan horse aims at Symbian phones

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 07:56 AM

Published: December 21, 2004, 4:58 PM PST By Robert Lemos Staff Writer, CNET News.com

MetalGear.A isn't the type of surprise gift cell phone users are looking for this holiday season.

The Trojan horse combines several malicious mobile phone programs that work to spread over Symbian-based phones, antivirus-software maker SimWorks said in a release published Tuesday. The program, camouflaged as a version of the game "Metal Gear Solid," will disable antivirus programs, including SimWorks, as well as other programs, the company said. The attack also installs a version of the Cabir virus, which spreads through the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol, the firm said.

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