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August 9, 2013

iPhones targeted with Trojans via snapshot messages

Fake iPhone picture snapshot message emails infect people with malware.

By Claire Vanner

iPhone users opening attachments on bogus snapshot messages have had their device infected with a malicious piece of malwayre, that, once downloaded can steal login data for FTP accounts and download additional malware.

Identified by Bitdefender as Trojan.Generic.9465593, the attached Trojan can access data for various browser credentials and bitcoin wallets.

The threat was also disguised within a spam campaign offering "latest Apply guides, news and reviews" and 90% off deals for iPad 4 and iPhone 5.

Clicking on links in unsolicited e-mails can be harmful to your computer and devices. Both the click and the attachment can infect your system with malware.

For purchases, use only your personal PC and a dedicated payment solution such as Bitdefender Safepay to securely perform transactions even when you are connected to a public, unencrypted hotspot.

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