| James Kon |
BEWARE of messages carrying malicious virus targeting mobile phones.
A virus named “http://url7.me/NwVk1” was circulated through SMS yesterday and reportedly spread like wildfire. It is believed that other countries in the region are also not spared by the virus.
The virus SMS has the receiver’s name and comes from an infected number and asks “Is this your photo? http://url7.me/NwVk1”.
Once the mobile phone user downloads by clicking on the link, the phone will be infected with the virus.
In light of the emergence of the virus, DST issued a statement last night.
“DST would like to inform its valued Prima and Easi subscribers of the existence of a malicious virus named “http://url7.me/NwVk1” circulated through SMS,” the statement said.
DST has advised all subscribers who have received the SMS containing the above link not to access and/or follow through with the instruction contained in the SMS and uninstall or remove from their handsets the application installed with the SMS. As a precautionary measure, DST has disabled access to the above link from its network.
Members of the public who have any inquiries about the virus can contact the DST hotline at 151.
Meanwhile, the Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT) has also advised the public not to click any link that comes from an unknown source.