iPhone Games Come With Complementary Malware
Free iPhone games will cost you a lot in terms of service, especially if such games come via spam emails. Keep in mind that Penguins are bad and will chew through your computer.
September 18, 2008
In reality, the archive contains a Trojan identified by Sophos as the Troj/Agent-HNY. The Trojan only affects machines running Windows OS.
Usually, such emails come bearing subject lines like: “Virtual iPhone games!”, “Apple: The most popular game!” or “Beet my score! (7000 points)!”, among many other.
“Games, of course, are hugely popular with people young and old these days - and there is a real buzz about games on the new Apple iPhone,” says Sophos' Graham Cluley. “Hackers, it seems, are jumping on the bandwagon of the iPhone phenomenon and using it as a springboard to infect innocent users. Many people might have played Penguin Panic on their Apple iPhone or another portable device, and be keen to have it on the desktop of their Windows work PC too.”
So, don't panic if you find a penguin in your inbox. Just delete the email.