Lasco.A - another mobile phone virus with 2 spreading mechanisms

Posted on Tuesday, January 11 2005 @ 20:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new mobile phone virus has been created by a Brazilian virus writer. The Lasco.A virus is capable of spreading through Bluetooth and by attaching itself to files, said F-Secure.
"This is the first time we have come across a mobile phone virus that has two spreading mechanisms," says Mikko Hyppönen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure.
Lasco.A infects mobile phones running Symbian OS with Nokia's Series 60 interface. The virus will copy itself inside all SIS (Symbian Installation System) files and when users click on the SIS file it will install the virus on their mobile phone.

Currently it's only a proof-of-concept virus - it has not yet been found in the wild but that could change soon.

More info at PC World

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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