Trojan horse masked as an iPhone game

Sophos warns of a malicious spam campaign which is distributing a Windows Trojan concealed as a game for the popular Apple iPhone.  Samples intercepted by SophosLabs carry various subject lines including: “Virtual iPhone games!’ and ‘Apple: The most popular game!’. The spam emails contain an attachment file called ‘Penguin.Panic.zip’.

Unsuspecting users, who may be familiar with the Penguin Panic game for the iPhone, are advised not to open the attachment which contains a Trojan horse, designed to seize covert access to the victim’s machine.

Sophos experts note that the Trojan only works on Windows PCs and they have not yet seen versions that will run on Mac OS X, Apple iPhone or other mobile devices.

Sophos detects the malicious Trojan as Troj/Agent-HNY and Sophos customers are fully protected against these attacks. Sophos recommends all computer users ensure their anti-virus protection is up to date, and run a consolidated solution at the email gateway to defend against viruses and spam.




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