Phishing emails targeting BlackBerry, iPhone users

Share this article:

BlackBerry users are being targeted in a new round of phishing emails that try to infect computers with malware.

The messages claim that the recipient's "BlackBerry ID" has been created, and to retrieve it, they need to click on an attachment included in the email, according to Websense Security Labs, which detected the threat. But doing so results in the installation of malware.

“The binary that [victims] load with this attack is a backdoor, which could download another malicious binary meant to steal your bank card details, or to attack websites, or whatever they can do by getting into your computer,” Chris Astacio, manager of security research at Websense, told SCMagazine.com on Friday.

A similar email campaign in targeting iPhone users, according to Astacio.

The malware being used has gone undetected by many anti-virus programs, he said.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Cyber Command tests gov't collaboration in wake of attacks

The two-week exercise, "Cyber Guard 14-1," was completed this month.

Text message spammer settles charges filed by FTC

Text message spammer settles charges filed by FTC

Rishab Verma and his company agreed to settle charges filed by the FTC that Verma sent millions of spam text messages that deceitfully promised free merchandise.

Rhode Island hospital to pay $150K for past data breach

More than 12,000 patients' personal and health information was compromised in a breach at The Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.