Are we looking at a next generation mobile phone virus? The latest work of some middle-aged, anti-social computer genius who spends his days and nights working from his elderly Mom's basement, writing C++ in his underpants? No, we are in fact looking at a marketing campaign to promote the latest version of the Resident Evil video game, Resident Evil: Outbreak.
The messages are not infectious, but some people have panicked, thinking the virus is real, and have reported it. AV company Sophos is currently dealing with a great deal of the fallout.