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New Pharming Trojan targets iPhone fans as video

The creators of the antivirus program Panda Security have announced they have located a new Trojan known as Banker.LKCTrojan, this Trojan pretends to be a video of the Apple iPhone and attacks internet surfers with pharming.

Pharming is a more sophisticated type of phishing and for the first time it is targets directly at iPhone fans, and involves manipulating the Domain Name Server through the configuration of the TCP/IP protocol or the host file.

“Usually, DNS servers store the numeric address or IP address (e.g. 72.1.62.137), associated to each domain name or URL (e.g. www.iphoneworld.ca). The result of the cyber-criminals’ interference is that when a user enters the name of a Web page, the server redirects him or her to another IP address, hosting a fraudulent Web page, designed to have the appearance of the original page.”

Source — iphoneworld