Symantec's Security Response for Trojan.PSPBrick

Published: Fri 7 Oct 2005 01:51 PM
Symantec's Security Response for Trojan.PSPBrick.
Symantec Security Response experts have identified the first Trojan that targets Sony Playstation Portable systems. Trojan.PSPBrick is a Category 1 threat (Category 5 being the worst), which is circulating in the wild but there are no confirmed infections.
The PSP device is protected so that users can only run Sony “approved” games. However, there are hacks available on the Web to allow users to run their own games. Trojan.PSPBrick pretends to be such a hack. The user must choose to download it. Once installed, it deletes system files and renders the machine inoperable.
Symantec has been anticipating threats targeting non-traditional devices for some time now and expect to see more in the future.
Symantec Security Response experts are continuing to analyze the threat and will provide threat details as they become available.

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