Spam that seemingly emanates from Apple is making the rounds with the aim of tricking users into handing over their IDs and passwords, researchers at anti-virus firm Trend Micro said in a blog post Monday.
Opportunistic cybercriminals again are capitalizing on consumers' interest in the newly released Apple iPad to spread malware, according to internet security vendor SonicWALL. Researchers on Monday discovered a spam campaign propagating malicious emails, which appear to have been sent from a friend, inviting recipients to join a review group for the iPad. Clicking a link contained in the message causes malware to be downloaded that sends additional messages to individuals in an infected user's email contact list, according to SonicWALL. — AM
iBotnet.A attempts to steal online banking credentials and is capable of spreading across a network and hijacking the iPhone and iPod Touch for use in a botnet. However, experts do not perceive the threat to be widespread.