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New worm invades cellphone system

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New worm invades cellphone system

Anti-virus firms say the first text-paging worm has infected the cell phone system operated by the Spanish phone company Telefonica.

Dubbed Timofonica, the worm operates in much the same way as the ILOVEYOU worm, arriving in a txt.vbs attachment to a Trojan horse-like e-mail that, once opened, sends a message to each address in the Microsoft Outlook address book.

A complete report is posted at www.zdnn.com.

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