Just a heads up: there’s a new malware on the scene once again, one which has the capability to propagate across desktops and mobile devices. Dubbed as “Mobler” by various security reports, this malware has a propagation vector that involves Windows and Symbian platforms. This malware does not actively spread however. Instead of having a routine to propagate itself across both platforms, this malware simply drops an executable file in the mobile device’s memory card. When the files in the memory card are browsed using a PC, the dropped file is displayed as a system file, making it possible for an unsuspecting user to execute the malware and trigger the propagation.
As of now we have alerted the respective channels to provide us with samples of this malware for in-depth analysis, so stay tuned for updates.
Update (Jasper, Tue, 05 Sep 2006 01:42:16 PM)Trend detects this threat as WORM_MOBLER.A. A detection pattern has been already deployed in CPR 3.708.01