Date: November 23rd, 2009
For the third time in a matter of weeks, jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches have come under attack, this time by a worm that could set up botnets and steal banking information.
Security researchers, already on alert as a result of the two previous attacks on jailbroken iPhones, jumped on the worm right away.
"This is one of the first, if not the first, mobile botnets ever," Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure , told MacNewsWorld. "It clearly shows that the more criminal elements are entering the mobile space and targeting mobile phones."