CW reports: "A worm targeting Symbian mobile phones shows mobile botnets may be here soon, says the latest threat report by security firm Fortinet.
The biggest threat posed by Yxes.A, also known as "Sexy View", is that it can spread through malicious links in text messages. This creates a bridge between mobile phones and the internet, which means mobile botnets may not be far away, said Fortinet.
Mobile threats are likely to be a recurring theme, said Derek Manky, project manager for cyber security and threat research at Fortinet. "We are just starting to see the tip of the iceberg with Sexy View, but we predict much more to come with the growth of mobile platforms, applications and broader bandwidth," he said."