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Mobile Phone Virus Cabir on the Loose in Russia

  • 14 January, 2005 09:18

<p>Kaspersky Lab, a leading secure content management software developer, reports the first mobile phone infection by Cabir.a in Russia. This makes Russia the ninth country where a confirmed infection has occurred in the wild: Cabir.a has already been documented in the Philippines, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, China, India, Finland, Turkey and Vietnam.</p>
<p>The infected phone was a Nokia 7610 series 60 platform (based on Symbian OS) and Bluetooth technology. Virus Lab analysts determined that the phone had been breached by the original Cabir variant, first detected in June 2004. This variant was a proof of concept virus. Unfortunately, it is now in the wild and striking mobile phones running Symbian OS.</p>
<p>Mobile phone infections and thus preventive measures are strikingly different from similar issues in regards to desktops: the primary difference being that mobile phone infections usually occur in crowded public spaces where many people are using mobile phones simultaneously.</p>
<p>Preventive measures are core for protecting your data and your phone. Kaspersky Lab virus analysts recommend the following measures for owners of all mobile devices running on Symbian OS:</p>
<p>- Keep your Bluetooth device in invisible or non-discoverable mode
- Do not download or install files from unknown or suspicious sources
- Install the free tool from Kaspersky Lab to detect and/or remove Cabir</p>
<p>About Kaspersky Lab:</p>
<p>Kaspersky Lab is an international software-development company offering advanced products against viruses, hackers, and spam for a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks. For fifteen straight years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have established Kaspersky Lab the technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of external threat defences. For further information visit www.kaspersky.com.</p>
<p>This press release is distributed by Microbe Pty. Ltd., leading Kaspersky Labs distributor for Australia and New Zealand. Phone: 02 9676 7340 Email: sales@kaspersky.com.au. On-line at: www.kaspersky.com.au.</p>

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