Tuesday, March 28, 2023

New Blackberry Malware in the Wild

Security researchers have discovered a new Blackberry malware(ZeuS Trojan) in the wild.

According to Jagannath Patnaik, director, channel sales south Asia at Kaspersky Lab, “There has been a new wave of malware attack that has started affecting BlackBerry and it has originated from Poland. “The aim is to extract banking passwords,” he told The Economic Times.

Not much details are available about the new trojan yet but expert said that it is targeting users who use mobile banking. The trojan(possibly an infected Blackberry app) does not display any graphical user interface that can prompt users about the infection. Instead, it removes itself from the list of applications.

The virus can take full control of SMS(send/delete/forward), block calls/phone numbers & change the administrator on the device. At the moment there is no way of determining if a Blackberry user is infected or not.

Blackberry users are strongly advised to install/use & trust apps that are available at Blackberry App World.

More details later.

This post is contributed by Kaspersky Lab SEA E-Store.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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