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Mass outbreak of the Cabir virus in Finland

Peter Rojas
Cabir cellphone Symbian Series 60 virus

A few dozen visitors to the world atheletic championships in Helsinki went home with a little souvenir of the game: a cellphone infected with the Cabir virus. Mobile viruses haven't been quite the plague that computer viruses have been, but apparently at least one person went to the games, which were held at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium, with a handset infected with the Cabir virus. The virus was then able to wirelessly jump from Series 60 phone to Series 60 phone via Bluetooth, with each newly infected phone automatically searching for other phones to infect.

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