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Mac.Simpsons@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 7, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:48 AM
Type:
Worm

Mac.Simpsons@mm is an AppleScript worm that targets the Macintosh platform. It may open Microsoft Outlook Express or Entourage, and send a copy of itself with the original message to everyone in your address book. The name of the script is "Simpsons Episodes." This worm does not appear to be particularly malicious, and is similar to other mass-mailing worms that affect Window's computers such as VBS.LoveLetter. Symantec Security Response has received very few submissions of this worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 11, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 11, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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: High
Writeup By: Ralph Gutierrez

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