Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

By | October 6, 2011 | 6 Comments


Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck TestaAccording to the latest TrendMicro report, malware creators have found a new toy to play with: Opera Mini.

A Russian web site that loads for mobile users only and looks similar to the Opera.com home page now offers a piece of malware, disguised as OperaMini.jar

Upon visit, a user is notified about the new update that should be downloaded, which, when installed, will start sending text messages to premium numbers.

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

So much for those bandwidth savings, eh?

[Thanks, Ichan]


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  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    I can see the bad grammar in that fake page. No doubt [some of] those people using Opera Mini might use IE at home. :P

  • Xerxes

    This is not Opera’s fault or security hole. Users are always encouraged to download ALL softwares (Especially browsers) from website of their vendors.

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      Agreed. I did not imply that it is :) (hopefully)

  • Tiago Sá

    When will chinese learn to speak proper english? It’s incredible!

  • Mikah

    Should be very easy for Opera to block the site ?

    • http://twitter.com/Andylee_Sato Andylee_Sato

      Opera blocking/censoring websites is nothing I want them to start. Does not matter what the reason is.