invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“An application that offers to unlock iPhones is actually designed to hijack internet connections on compromised Windows PCs, security watchers warn,” John Leyden reports for The Register.

“Spam messages direct potential victims to a domain called that offers links to download a Windows executable called blackra1n.exe,” Leyden reports. “The application claims to offer an unlock utility but instead it changes default DNS settings on infected Windows PCs, hijacking internet connections in the process… ‘The Trojan attempts to change the preferred DNS server address for several possible Internet connections on the users’ computers to 188.210.[REMOVED],’ BitDefender explains. ‘This allows the malware creators to intercept the victims’ calls to reach internet sites and to redirect them to their own malware-laden versions of those sites.'”

Leyden reports, “The Trojan affects only the host Windows PC, not any connected iPhone.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]