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As phones become “smarter” and let you do so much more than just make phone calls, hackers are seeing a new platform to target. One method that they are using is to hide malware in games such as 3D Anti-Terrorist and PDA Poker Art. Once installed onto your phone, the malware will secretly dial premium numbers in other countries and charge the victim’s bill for every call.

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sickiphoneAs smartphones have become de facto computers for some people, they have offered an added advantage of almost being impossible to hack. With the closed off and tightly controlled mobile phone industry of the United States offering a mobile system that has both advanced software impenetrable to significant malware and that is isolated from the rest of the world, American mobile phone users are generally heavily protected from danger behind a wall of mobile security that is generally stronger than it is for smartphone users overseas.

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