Hackers go after smartphones

By : |February 15, 2011 0

SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP

SINGAPORE: In September, a virus began infecting more than a million mobile phones in China. Masquerading as an anti-virus application, “zombie” let hackers access the phone’s SIM card and automatically send spam text messages to people listed on the phone’s address book.

As global sales of smartphones rise quickly, experts are predicting a rise in malware, or malicious software, and other security threats that are spread through mobile devices.

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