Cabir mobile phone virus hits the US

Tuesday, 22 February 2005, 12:54 AM EST

The Cabir mobile phone virus has finally spread as far at the US, and has been spotted on a handset for sale in a shop in California.

The virus, which is spread from handset to handset by Bluetooth, has spread slowly into 12 countries. It was spotted on a handset in a store in California last week, according to Mikko Hypponen, director of security company F-Secure, who told Reuters that the store owner's phone had also been infected.

By Steve Ranger at vnunet.

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