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JS/VBS.LostSoul.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 7, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:55:43 AM
Also Known As:
NETWORK/OUTLOOK.FakeHoax, JS/Wobble.worm
Type:
Worm

JS/VBS.LostSoul.Worm is a worm that spreads via email. When executed, it displays a text file containing the Wobbler Hoax. The attachment in the email message is named Wobbler.txt.jse or Wobbler.txt.vbe. When opened, these attachments create and execute a temporary file containing malicious code.

The worm also spreads via networks by copying itself to the root directories of shared drives. The worm originated in Argentina. As of September 8th, SARC has had no reports of this virus being in the wild.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 8, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 8, 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: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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