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Cybercriminals targeting customers using PDA, smart phones

india Updated: Nov 27, 2009 21:53 IST

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Cybercriminals are targeting customers accessing websites using Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or smart phones by tricking them into purchasing "rogue" software.

"With an increase in smart phones, the number of cyber criminals targeting users has increased globally. They convince users to download software, but many PDA phone or smart phone users are not aware that it is false or rogue security software," Shantanu Ghosh, Vice-President India (Product Operations), Symantec Corporation told PTI.

He quoted a study by Symantec Corporation during July 2008-June 2009 period, which said cybercriminals use various online tactics enabling customers to purchase rogue security software.