For the first time criminal hackers may have succeeded in creating a network of ‘zombie’ cellphones, infected without the owners’ knowledge with software that can be used to send spam or carry out cyber attacks. Botnets, as such networks are known, are usually made up of infected personal computers and are used to make money from spam or extortion. Millions of machines worldwide are secretly running botnet software and it has been estimated that one in four US personal computers is part of a botnet.
Security firm Symantec says a virus called Sexy Space is the first such for SMS that can be centrally controlled. Fortunately, your phone can only be infected if you click on the link, and who is dumb enough to do that? Although, now that I think about it, I would like to see a very sexy girl. Let me just take a-AIIIIEEEE! MMMM. BRAINS. (Etc.)