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SymbOS.Beselo.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 22, 2008
Updated:
January 23, 2008 10:54:22 PM
Also Known As:
SymbOS/Beselo [McAfee], SYMBOS_BESELO.A [Trend], Symb/Beselo-A [Sophos], Worm:SymbOS/Beselo.A [F-Secure]
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.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 13, 2008 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 22, 2008 revision 56
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 23, 2008
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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
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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