According to F-Secure, a UK security company, says it has spotted the first mobile phone virus that replicates via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).
The virus, named CommWarrior, attacks handsets running Symbian Series 60 and spreads with multimedia messages, which include audio, video or images.
“Phone viruses so far have been spreading over Bluetooth, so they only affect phones that are within a few meters. An MMS virus can potentially go global in minutes, just like an e-mail worm,” F-Secure´s said on its Web site.
As previously reported by IT Observer, the Symbian OS, which is used by about 20 million cell phones, has been hit several times by viruses including Cabir and Gavno.