BlackBerry users are being targeted in a new round of phishing emails that try to infect computers with malware.
The messages claim that the recipient's "BlackBerry ID" has been created, and to retrieve it, they need to click on an attachment included in the email, according to Websense Security Labs, which detected the threat. But doing so results in the installation of malware.
“The binary that [victims] load with this attack is a backdoor, which could download another malicious binary meant to steal your bank card details, or to attack websites, or whatever they can do by getting into your computer,” Chris Astacio, manager of security research at Websense said.
A similar email campaign in targeting iPhone users, according to Astacio.
The malware being used has gone undetected by many anti-virus programs, he said.
This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com
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