The mobile phones of millions of Algerian subscribers may be damaged by an aggressive virus called "A.C.U", reported the August 9 edition of Al-Khabar daily reported. The virus originated in computers and in the internet, and might enter the mobile phone network through connection to the internet or to computers, the newspaper warned. The virus spreads very quickly and causes a total damage to several components of the mobile phone itself, including the battery cabin, and to the saved data.
The virus is transferred immediately after making a phone call inside the same network or between two different networks. The name of the virus, A.C.U, appears when the phone rings.
The Algerian Post and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ARPT) is currently trying to analyze this virus in order to end its quick spread, as one should know that the subscribers of the three networks do not own protection software.