Monday, February 27, 2006

Ace/Xalan Mobile Phone Virus Hoax

Type: Urban Legend

Discovery Date: Jul 18, 2005 5:53:17 AM GMT -0800


This email hoax claims that a destructive virus, capable of rendering mobile phones useless, will successfully infect a mobile phone if the user answers a call that displays Ace or Xalan.

In order to look credible, the email hoax drops names like Motorola, Nokia and CNN.

Trend Micro advises the recipients of this email hoax to ignore it and not forward it to anyone else.

Original Message:

All mobile users pay attention.

All mobile users pay attention 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 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 his virus in all around the world now. You can also check this news in the CNN web site.

NB: now i really dont knw what to believe.

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