Mobile Virus Spreads to the US

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2005-02-22 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The mobile phone virus, the SymbOS.Cabir worm, is sighted in Santa Clara.

The mobile phone virus, the SymbOS.Cabir worm, has spread to the United States. According to one recent report, there was a first sighting in a mobile phone store in Santa Clara, Calif. But, according to a spokesperson from Symantec, it will take several years before attacks become common. The worm affects the Nokia Series 60 phones. It appeared as a proof of concept in June 2004 although there are now more than 20 proofs of concept on variations. It does not damage data but spreads to Bluetooth-enabled devices within close proximity.
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