A new Trojan horse aimed at smart phones using the Symbian operating system is set to spoil the holiday season for uninformed wireless gamers.
By John Blau, IDG news service 23 December 2004 The malware, MetalGear.a, which masquerades as a Symbian version of the Metal Gear Solid game, disables anti-virus programs and also installs a version of the Cabir worm identified earlier this year, according to SimWorks International, which issued an alert on Tuesday. The Cabir worm, in turn, attempts to spread a second Trojan program, called SEXXXY, to nearby phones through the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol. This is a new strand of smart phone malware because it actually consists of three pieces: two Trojans and a worm," said Aaron Davidson, chief executive officer of SimWorks. "It also shows how viruses writers are getting more sophisticated."