new virus found for s60 phones !! BEAWARE!!!

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new virus found for s60 phones !! BEAWARE!!!

Post by d4d0 on Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:35 am

A new virus for s60 v2 has been detected....



The SymbOS/Beselo.A! worm is actively spreading at present, according to a warning the FortiGuardGlobal Security Research Team. The worm, which at present is most common in China, has been spreading worldwide and does not appear confined to any one carrier.

Once a mobile phone is infected, the worm then sends itself via viral MMS to all the other phone numbers in the contact list, and to other apparently randomly generated mobile phones in China.

The infected MMS disguises itself as a multimedia file with an evocative name: either Beauty.jpg, Sex.mp3 or Love.rm. The mobile user is then prompted to install a file with a randomly generated name, which will then infect their phone in turn.

The worm runs on a number of handsets running the Symbian S60 device, including Nokia 6600, 6630, 6680, 7610, N70 and N72 phones.
Discovered: January 22, 2008
Updated: January 23, 2008 10:54:22 PM
Also Known As: SymbOS/Beselo [McAfee], SYMBOS_BESELO.A [Trend]
Type: Worm
Infection Length: 12,288 bytes
Systems Affected: Symbian OS
SymbOS.Beselo.A is a worm that that runs on the Symbian OS, which is used as the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones. The threat spreads through Bluetooth connections and MMS messages.

Protection

Initial Rapid Release version pending
Latest Rapid Release version pending
Initial Daily Certified version January 22, 2008 revision 56
Latest Daily Certified version January 22, 2008 revision 56
Initial Weekly Certified release date January 23, 2008
Threat Assessment

Wild

Wild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Moderate
Removal: Easy
Damage

Damage Level: Low
Large Scale E-mailing: Attempts to spread through Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and Bluetooth.
Distribution

Distribution Level: Low
Name of Attachment: beauty.jpg, sex.mp3, love.rm
Target of Infection: Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones
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