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Iphone Scams Have Begun


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#1 boopme

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:36 PM

iPhone Scams Have Begun

Posted: 30 Jun 2007 04:36 PM CDT

The iPhone is out and the malware makers are already using it dupe people out of their money. Sunbelt reports that there is a new trojan that will offer pop ups to take you to a fake iphone.com webpage. Normally iPhone.com redirects to the a page on Apple.com for the iPhone, but on infected systems, a custom webpage replaces the legit one. A browser helper object is added to Internet Explorer to take you to the fake webpage:

BHO: H - {AA7F2000-EA05-489d-900C-3C7C0A5497A3} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\rwera21s1.dll

It's triggered when you go to Google.com or Yahoo.com. Some realistic looking pop ups appear and if clicked, you'll end up on the fake page. The fake page is hosted by Hostfresh, a dubious hosting company as reported by Sunbelt.

If you try to order an iPhone through these pop ups, all you'll get is an empty wallet. Check out the screenshots and other info posted at Sunbelt Blog.
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:31 PM

Dang, the dark side is fast to action ;)

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for this one! My friend just told me she was looking into buying an IPhone. Need to warn her about this bogus site. man, they sure are quick!
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