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VBS.Godzilla.A@m

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 5, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:47 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Godzilla@M
Type:
Worm

VBS.Godzilla.A@m is very similar to WScript.KakWorm. This worm spreads using Microsoft Outlook Express. It attaches itself to all outgoing messages using the Signature feature of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer newsgroup reader.

The worm utilizes a known Microsoft Outlook Express security hole so that the viral files Update.hta and Sign.html are created on the system without having to run any attachment. Simply reading the received email message causes the virus to be placed on the system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 6, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 6, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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