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While most of the world is treating the once-mighty BlackBerry as an also-ran in the smartphone market, malware authors still think it’s worth a crack – and have crafted a package designed to drop a Zeus malware variant on the device. This post to Securelist by Kaspersky’s Denis Maslennikov details five new Zeus-in-the-mobile …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    More Android malware?

    Oh I am surprised,

    1. eulampios


      You wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Sun revolves around the Earth, would you?

  2. Captain DaFt

    Hardly a surprise

    Blackberries have a long tradition of being the businessman's tool. Pwning a few in the right hands could still yield a treasure trove of corporate data. The real surprise is that they waited this long to do it.

    1. Gerhard den Hollander

      Re: Hardly a surprise

      Indeed, getting one CEO's phone and his bank account verification code could potentially be more rewarding then 100 android phones used by 20year old youngsters .

      1. jonathanb Silver badge

        Re: Hardly a surprise

        Problem is most Blackberries these days are used by 15 year old youngsters.

  3. eulampios

    helping Касперский to spread FUD

    >>If the attack is successfully installed, it’s designed to redirect financial verification

    So how do you install it on Android? (Not sure about the blackberry either). We heard about ZeuS that infects both with drive-by-download and voluntary installation by the user. Which of the cases are we talking about here? (Any links pointing to Android apps to "drop that back door"?)

    The latter it is. The difference is that you can see the permissions of the bad app and get the idea about its true nature.

    BTW, the linked Maslennikov's blog is just some theoretic self-references talk.

    1. Crazy Operations Guy

      Re: helping Касперский to spread FUD

      Just package it in a Trojan, promise the user breasts and they'll press whatever buttons you want them too. Or not, very few people give two shits about the security messages.

      1. eulampios

        Re: helping Касперский to spread FUD

        Perhaps, users need Playboys or Penthouses and no antiviruses then? To this end, the article should expound more on the mammalian/genital matters to stay competent.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        @ Crazy Operations Guy

        Seriously man, you failed to spell a commonly-used two-letter word correctly.

        Have you never read a book, or a journal, or a quality newspaper or magazine?

        How can you be that ignorant?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Malware designed to drop on the Blackberry?

    > malware authors .. have crafted a package designed to drop a Zeus malware variant on the device ..

    How exactly does the malware drop onto the device, without visiting a malicious website, downloading and running an app and giving it the admin password?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Probably funny

    Probably funny when RIM are the only mobile maker who could possibly get excited about malware appearing on there phones as it shows there are still people out there coding for them. Have to chuckle

  6. Robert Carnegie Silver badge


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