- June 6, 2002
- 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]
- 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
i have sent the photos via attachment
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
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Wild Level: Medium
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: More than 10
Geographical Distribution: Medium
Threat Containment: Easy
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Writeup By: Patrick Nolan