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Mobilvirus

Mobilvirus

Discovered:
19 March 2001
Updated:
13 February 2007



Mobilvirus is a hoax. This hoax is written in Swedish. The message is as follows:

VIRUSINFORMATION VARNING !!!!
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Följande har hänt:
Om din mobiltelefon ringer och det blinker: !?UNAVAILABLE!? på displayen. SÅ SVARA INTE. Din telefonen blir angripen av ett
virus, som raderar alla IMIE och IMSI informationer, både från telefonen och SIM-kortet. Och då finns det bara en sak att göra, just det - köpa en ny
telefon.

Både Motorola och Nokia har bekräftat denne information. I USA har detta virus förstört 3 miljoner mobiltelefoner. VB DENNA E-MAIL TILL ALLA DU KÄNNER SOM HAR MOBILTELEFON.

This hoax is very similar to the Mobile Phone Virus Hoax . It appears that someone has translated it from English to Swedish. Some of the information has been changed slightly during the translation.Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha