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Zeus Trojan Hits Blackberry Devices 37

Posted by Soulskill
from the kick-'em-when-they're-down dept.
wiredmikey writes "Despite its significant user base within enterprises, BlackBerry devices have managed to stay off the radar for malware writers. That may be ending, as four new Zeus-in-the-mobile (Zitmo) samples targeting BlackBerry users in Germany, Spain, and Italy have been found. Zitmo, which hit Android devices back in July 2011, refers to a version of the Zeus malware that specifically targets mobile devices. Denis Maslennikov, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, also identified a new Zitmo variant for Android using the same command and control (C&C) numbers as the BlackBerry versions. While previous Android variants have been primitive, the latest .apk dropper, which shows up as an app 'Zertifikat,' looks 'more similar to "classic" Zitmo,' he said. When executed, it displays a message in German that the installation was successful, along with an activation code. The Android sample also included a self-issued certificate that indicates it was developed less than a month ago."
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Zeus Trojan Hits Blackberry Devices

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  • Re:Not Possible (Score:5, Informative)

    by afidel (530433) on Wednesday August 08, 2012 @03:03PM (#40921191)

    Uh, this software isn't going to get onto a blackberry device with BES lockdown policies, only onto unlocked devices where the user takes some action to install it (most likely bundled with some free game as I doubt drive by downloading is worth the effort for the low penetration numbers unless it's a spearfishing attack).

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