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Hackers plant viruses in Windows smartphone games

3D Anti-Terrorist and PDA Poker Art are smartphone games that you might find on any legitimate mobile software site. What’s different about these two programs is that they are bundled with malware. The malicious software automatically dials premium-rate telephone services in Somalia, Italy along with other countries, potentially racking up hundreds of dollars in usage charges.

According to John Hering, CEO of Lookout, a San Francisco-based security firm, the victim quite often does not know their phone has been compromised until they receive their phone bills and see the huge charges, on their wireless bill

The programmers of the software also operate the premium services that the victim’s phones dial into.

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