Trend Micro has revealed a new Trojan that secretly steals pictures, rather than text, from your smartphone

// November 6th, 2012 // Hacking and Security

Trend Micro has revealed a new Trojan that secretly steals pictures, rather than text, from your smartphone.  Named Pixsteal-A Trojan, the Trojan steals .jpg and .dmp picture files from the user’s smartphone via FTP, uploads them to a control server.  The ramifications of this new trend are important to smartphone users.

“Information theft routines have been mostly limited to information that is in text form, thus this malware poses a whole new different risk for users. Users typically rely on photos for storing information, both personal and work-related, so the risk of information leakage is very high. Collected photos can be used for identity theft, blackmail, or can even be used in future targeted attacks.”

Sources: Trend Micro




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