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This variant is the first iPhone worm to be created with a distinct financial motivation, as it searches for and forwards financially-sensitive information stored on the iPhone. Fortunately, the control server which receives the stolen information has been taken offline. Users in a number of countries, including the Netherlands and Australia, are affected by this worm.
IKee.B only infects iPhones if:
Users who have not jailbroken their iPhones, do have have an SSH application installed, or have changed the default SSH password are not affected.
When active on the iPhone, Ikee.B does the following:
While active, the worm attempts to scan for other vulnerable iPhones over the Wi-Fi or 3G networks. If found, the worm proceeds to infect them.
Date Created: 2009-11-25 03:10:32.0
Date Last Modified: 2009-11-25 04:00:03.0