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VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 6, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:36 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/VBSWG.aq@MM [McAfee], VBS_VBSWG.AQ [Trend], VBS/VBSWG-AQ [Sophos], VBSWG.AQ [F-Secure], VBS.VBSWG.AQ [CA], VBS/VBSWG.AQ@mm [Norman], Worm/Shakira [Vexira]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP

This threat was previously a zoo detection added on May 28, 2002. It was discovered in-the-wild on June 6, 2002.

VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm is a VBScript threat that is designed to send itself as ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs to users of Microsoft Outlook or IRC. This threat also overwrites .vbs and .vbe files with its own code. The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Shakira's Pictures
Message:
Hi :
i have sent the photos via attachment
have funn...
Attachment: ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs

NOTE: This threat was previously a zoo detection discovered in the wild on June 6, 2002.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 29, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 29, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 29, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Patrick Nolan

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