Wednesday, November 11, 2009

iPhone Worm - Ikee

While surfing on the internet at Bayu Beach Resort, Port Dickson, found something interesting on the internet. It is iPhoneOS.Ikee worm. This kind of virus is rarely found especially on Apple iPhone. The worm do some basic function such as spreading via SSH and changing wallpaper as their payload.

During infection, this little worm will change victim wallpaper to Rick Astley image (80's singer). The worm has been written by Ashley Town a 21 years old unemployed programmer from Wollogong, Australia.

Upon executing the virus code, the worm will scan an IP address using default SSH configurations. IP range may be vary at random pool as well as copying it self to the startup folder and do some payload by changing default wallpaper. The worm source code also has been reveal as the picture below show some function that change the wallpaper and various commented code.

More detail report can be found here.

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