Mosquito virus bites smart phones

Friday, 13 August 2004, 2:43 PM EST

The virus resides in an illegal version of the cell phone game "Mosquito" that is now available at no cost on the Internet and peer-to-peer networks, according to a statement from Symbian, the company that licenses the operating system of the same name.

Once installed, the game may cause phones to send text messages to premium rate numbers in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland without the user's approval or knowledge, Symbian said. Deleting the game rids users of the problem, the company said.

By Ben Charny at ZDNet.

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