Jailbroken iPhones in Netherlands are prey to a new worm
A new virus is redirecting users of jailbroken iPhones that in the Netherlands to a fake ING website which records their login details.The Netherlands – A new virus, which targets iPhones that have been unlocked illegitimately and used in the Netherlands, has been detected on Monday.
Users of infected iPhones who try to access Dutch bank ING’s website are redirected to a fake site which records their login details.
The computer virus, Worm Duh, was detected by internet provider XS4ALL on Monday. The Dutch bank and its customers have since been notified.
The worm also hunts the phone for the Transaction Authentication numbers, or TAN codes, which are used to make internet banking payments.
The virus is capable of linking phones together to create a ‘botnet’, a network that can be operated externally by a malicious user. The worm also exploits the network protocol SSH, which enables remote access to the phone, if the user has installed it without changing the default password.
The worm only infects iPhones where users have disabled key security features to run applications that are not approved by Apple.
Most iPhones are sold with a SIM lock which restricts the use of the phone to an authorised service provider. Apple also restricts users to about 100,000 programmes they can install on their iPhones. However, iPhones users who unlocked their phones illegitimately are able to get around that.
In the Netherlands, the only authorised service provider who sells iPhones is T-mobile.
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