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Kaspersky: Apple Mobile Application Contains Malware

Researchers with Kaspersky Lab have discovered an application in Apple’s App Store that contains  a Trojan. It is reportedly the first time an infected application has been found in the Apple store. The Find and Call application purported to make contact management easier for users, but it actually uploaded an infected user’s contacts to a remote server. The information was used to distribute spam via SMS. These SMS messages also featured a link to download the infected application. The application also uploaded GPS coordinates from an infected phone to the malware author’s server.  It was originally assumed the worm spread through text messages, but researchers found it to have originated with a Trojan. The malware was also discovered in Android’s Google Play. The application has been removed from both stores. (ZDNet)(Wired)(CNET)(Securelist -- Kaspersky Lab)

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