Hacker Creates Modified Symbian S60 Firmware with Hidden Back Door

Professional security researcher, hacker and MalCon speaker Atul Alex has analyzed the firmware for the Symbian S60 smartphone (which also runs on the Nokia 5800, Nokia X6, Nokia 5530XM, Sony Ericsson Satio and Sony Ericsson Vivaz) and created a modified firmware with a back door which allows a 3rd party to record telephone calls and download emails, telephone lists and text messages from the phone’s memory.

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New Variant of GpCode Back – Still Demanding Ransom Money to Free Your Data

A new variant of the troublesome and harmful GpCode trojan has been detected by Kaspersky Lab. Tagged as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.GpCode.ax this trojan, which spreads via malicious websites and P2P networks, encrypts files on the infected computer and then asks for money in order to decrypt the files. Such trojans are of known as ransomware or cryptovirology.

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