Ace hoax

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by FanJ, Nov 6, 2002.

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    FanJ Guest

    Quoting Kaspersky
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    Your Mobile Phone Is Safe - "Ace-?" Is a Hoax
    A rumor is spreading among Internet users regarding a new computer virus
    that infects mobile telephones and renders them junk. The message being
    sent around looks as follows:

    ________________________

    If you receive a phone call and your mobile 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.
    _________________________

    Kaspersky Labs reports that this virus does not exist, thereby
    classifying "Ace-?" with other such virus rumors as a hoax.

    Please refrain from further spreading this virus rumor and to in turn
    inform colleagues and friends that this is actually a "non-existent" or
    "hoax" virus.

    A guide that will help you detect virus hoaxes can be found here:
    http://www.kaspersky.com/news.asp?tnews=0&nview=1&id=118&page=4

    More detailed information about virus hoaxes is contained in the
    Kaspersky Virus Encyclopedia and can be viewed here:
    http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=3905
     
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