Friday, March 14, 2008

Cellphone Virus Hoax - ACE & XALAN

If you're thinking that I'm posting this because I received something that warns me of this thing, well - you're absolutely correct. {thanks nie for the warning...hehe :) }

There have been several versions of this warning regarding a cellphone virus that spreads around by your answering a phone call from an alleged "xalan" or "ace". The warning also says that the said virus deletes valuable information from the phone and the SIM card itself... Hmmmm, sounds fairly creepy if you believe this at face value.

But seriously, here are samples of the warnings that can just fall right into your lap...

If you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays(XALAN) on the screen don't answer the call, END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY, if you answer the call,your phone will be infected by a 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 connec 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 all around the world now. You can also check this news in the CNN web site.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS HAVING A MOBILE PHONE.


And another:

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


{BL's note: motorola's website is http://www.motorola.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.

Hope new virus won't attack our TV in future.



And yet another:

Attention - Everyone With A Mobile Phone. This is not a joke. This is an early warning...

If you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays ACE-? on the screen (for most of digital mobile phones with a function to display in-coming call telephone number).

DO NOT ANSWER THE CALL - END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY.
OTHERWISE YOUR PHONE WILL BE INFECTED BY VIRUS.

This virus will erase all IMIE and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM card, which will make disable your phone connection 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 who have digital mobile phones.


And oh my, another one!

If you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays CAMANCHO ? 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. IF YOU ANSWER THE CALL, YOUR PHONE WILL 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. 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 who have digital mobile phones.


I tried to search CNN for a report regarding cellphone viruses and this is what turned up: (take a look at the picture)

the link for that article is this:
Threat of Mobile Virus Attack Real
but it didn't confirm or negate the warnings above.

Hehehe, being careful about everything and trying to warn our friends and loved ones about possible danger or what-nots is a really very good thing to do, but if possible, let's try to verify our information first: whether it's a fact or a very famous hoax!

Cheers!


BL thanks the following sources:
http://www.f-secure.com/hoaxes/cf_virus.shtml
http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/cellvirus.html
http://www.cellular.co.za/virus.htm



1 comment:

  1. thanks a lot! and I also read the CNN news.

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