CORRECTED – 9.30, 27/04/10
PC-usingiPad owners have been targeted with a new virus. Disguised as an iTunes update that offers better “performance, newer features and security, the download is infact a malicious piece of malware designed to scoop up all your sensitive personal information.
According to BitDefender: “Identified by BitDefender as Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, the piece of malicious code inadvertently downloaded injects itself into the explorer.exe process and opens up a backdoor that allows unauthorised access to and control over the affected system.
“Moreover, Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY attempts to read the keys and serial numbers of the various software installed on the affected computer, while also logging the passwords to the victim’s ICQ, Messenger, POP3 mail accounts, and protected storage.”
Keep an eye out for the dodgy download in a suspect email link. Mac users are currently unaffected, but both iPad and PC users should remain vigilant.