Es de todos ya conocido el monopolio de TelefÃ³nica pero no tan conocido
los mÃ©todos que utilizÃ³ para llegar hasta este punto. En el documento
adjunto existen opiniones, pruebas y direcciones web con mÃ¡s
informaciÃ³n que demuestran irregularidades en compras de materiales,
facturas sin proveedores, stock irreal, etc. TambiÃ©n habla de las
extorsiones y favoritismos a empresarios tanto nacionales como
internacionales. Explica tambiÃ©n el por quÃ© del fracaso en Holanda y quÃ©
hizo para adquirir el portal Lycos. En las direcciones web del documento
existen temas relacionados para que echÃ©is un vistazo a los comentarios,
informes, documentos, etc. Como comprenderÃ©is, esto es muy
importante, y os ruego que reenviÃ©is este correo a vuestros amigos y
The Spanish text speaks critically about the monopoly of the Spanish telecom operator
Telefonica, and urges users to open the attachment to see more information on the
subject. It also asks users to forward this e-mail to all their friends. The word
"Timofonica" itself is a joke on Telefonica word "Timo" means trick in Spanish.
What makes Timofonica special is that it also sends e-mail messages to an
E-mail-to-GSM gateway in Spain. As a result, the virus might send this SMS message
to thousands of random GSM numbers:
informa que: TelefÃ³nica te estÃ¡ engaÃ±ando.
This text means "Note: Telefonica is cheating you".
"This seems to be a political virus", comments Mikko Hypponen, Manager of Anti-Virus
Research at F-Secure Corporation. "apparently the virus is trying to protest against the
Telefonica company - and it attempts to do this by sending the message directly to
people's mobile phones."
Currently, there's no information on where the virus may have originated from. There are
no obvious clues in the source code of the virus other than that it's obviously written in
So far, F-Secure has received reports of this new virus only from Spain. Apparently the
SMS gateway will only send messages to GSM phones using the Telefonica Movistar
network, most likely limiting the exposure to Spanish users only.
"This is the first ever virus to do anything with mobile phones," continues Hypponen.
"However, this is not a mobile phone virus - it does not spread through phones, it just
sends annoying message to them."
F-Secure Corporation launched F-Secure Anti-Virus for WAP Gateways in Febuary 2000
to protect WAP mobile phone systems against virus attacks.
A technical description of this virus is available in the F-Secure virus description
database at: [http://www.F-Secure.com/v-descs/timofon.htm](http://www.F-Secure.com/v-descs/timofon.htm)
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