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Mobile Phone Virus Hoax

Discovered:
May 18, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:32:39 AM
Type:
Hoax




There are several versions of this hoax in circulation. Two versions are as follows:

Version 1
To: ALL ORANGE USERS


If you receive a phone call and your mobiles phone displays ACE-? on the screen DON'T ANSWER THIS CALL - END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU
ANSWER THE CALL, YOUR PHONE WILL BE INFECTED BY THIS VIRUS. This virus will erase all IMEI and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM card, which will make your phone unable to connect with the telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone. ? This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia. There are over 3 million mobile phones being infected by this virus in USA now.

You can also check this news in the CNN web site. ?

Please forward this piece of information to all your friends

Warm Regards,

Version 2
Dear all mobile phone's owners,

ATTENTION!!!

NOW THERE IS A VIRUS ON MOBILE PHONE SYSTEM..

All mobile phone in DIGITAL system can be infected by this virus..If you receive a phone call and your phone display "UNAVAILABLE" on the screen (for most of digital mobile phones with a function to display in-coming call telephone number), DON'T ANSWER THE CALL. END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY!!!BECAUSE IF YOU ANSWER THE CALL, YOUR PHONE WIL L BE INFECTED BY THIS VIRUS.. This virus will erase all IMIE and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM card which will make your phone unable to connect with the telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone.

This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia..
For more information, please visit Motorola or Nokia web sites:

http:/ /www.mot.com
http:/ /www.mot.com or http:/ /www.nokia.com


There are over 3 million mobile phone being infected by this virus in USA now. You can also check this news in CNN web site: http://www.cnn.com..

Please forward this information to all your friends who have digital mobile phones..

Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura

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