Mobile security specialist F-Secure says a Scandinavian company has been infected by a new mobile phone virus which has begun circulating.
The Commwarrior.B virus mainly affects Nokia mobile phones running the Symbian Series 60 operating system.
The virus is spread by Bluetooth short-range wireless data connectivity and multi-media messaging services (MMS) on GPRS and 3G mobile networks.
An employee at the unnamed Scandinavian company became infected with the virus which then replicated itself to other employees via his mobile phone’s address book.
The company was only able to rid itself of the virus after disenabling Bluetooth and MMS on its phones and disinfecting them.
But the disinfection could have meant that some content on the machines could have been lost if it hadn’t been backed up, since the procedure usually involves returning the phones to factory settings.