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Skulls Trojan Poses as Antivirus

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 20 Jun 2005 00:28:06 -0400

Skulls Trojan puts on antivirus mask

By Joris Evers

A new variant of the Skulls Trojan horse for cell phones is trying to
trap victims by posing as antivirus software, F-Secure has warned.

The Skulls Trojan horse, which affects Symbian-based cell phones,
first surfaced in November. This latest Skulls.L variant is similar to
Skulls.C, the only difference being that it's disguised as a pirated
copy of F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus, the Finnish antivirus maker said
in an alert posted Thursday.

Like earlier versions, the new Trojan attempts to disable system
applications and replace their icons with images of skulls. It also
drops two versions of the Cabir worm on the device. The worms aren't
activated until the user clicks on their icons, F-Secure said.

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