Cold-hearted hackers are taking advantage of a popular iPhone game in their attempt to infect Windows users.
Cybercriminals have resorted to spamming out emails with subject lines such as “Virtual iPhone games!”, “Take a break!”, “Apple: The most popular game!”, “Virtual iPhone toys!”, and “Beet my score! (7000 points)!”.
Attached to the emails is a file called Penguin.Panic.zip, posing as a version of the penguin-starring platform game for the Apple iPhone. In the real game, a penguin leaps from iceberg to iceberg, avoiding falling stalactites – great entertainment in the Super Mario tradition. The file attached to the email, however, is something far less fun.
Sophos detects the enclosed file as the Troj/Agent-HNY Trojan horse. It’s important to note that this Trojan only works on Windows PCs – we haven’t seen any versions which will run on Mac OS X, Apple iPhone or other…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.