SMS virus

  • From: "it" <it@xxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 14:26:13 +0200

Dear All

A couple of my users recently have been "hit" by an SMS virus. It comes
in the form of 700 or so 1kb e-mails or larger e-mails full of text.
It's designed to crash mobile phones but can be annoying for your users
with pages to trawl through and delete to say the least.

The ones I've seen come from various sources but the subject line is
either hacker xx, or the more obscure, hacher xx. The mails with text
are full of xxxhacker or xxxhacher.

All I can find on this is on German sites (and lots of them) but alas my
German is sad. Has anyone any experience with this? I've updated my spam
subject and body filters with hacher and I'd recommend you do the same
(with hacker too in the subject if you don't already have it!). 

Just thought I'd let you know. Probably going to see a lot more of this
sort of thing in the future....

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