"Malware embedded into legitimate-looking games designed for Windows Mobile
has appeared, automatically dialing up foreign telephone services to rig up
hundreds of dollars in illicit charges for users behind their backs," Prince
McLean reports for AppleInsider.
"The discovery, reported by John Hering of the Lookout security firm, was
covered in a report by Reuters, which inaccurately described the malware a ‘virus’
and misleadingly referred to the exploit as being orchestrated by ‘hackers,’"
McLean reports. "In reality, the malware was simply the product of malicious
mobile software developers who misrepresented their work as safe, and
distributed it through ‘sites that provide legitimate software for mobile