New Rick Astley Virus Infecting iPhone

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A young Australian web designer has become the first person to create a virus for Apple’s wildly popular iPhone. The worm, known as Ikee, changes the device’s wallpaper to a picture of ’80s singer Rick Astley with the words “Ikee is never gonna give you up” — a reference to Astley’s biggest chart hit — before trying to spread to other devices.