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VBS.Chick.F@m

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 7, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:50:39 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Brit-G, World Cup, VBS/Chick-F, VBS_CHICK.F, VBS/Chick.f@M
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Chick.F@m is a self-mailing worm which propagates as a .chm file (compressed html file) and through mIRC. The worm sends email to only the first address in the user's Microsoft Outlook Address Book. The email arrives with the following characteristics:
Subject: RE: Korea Japan Results
Attachment: Koreajapan.chm

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 8, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 8, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 8, 2002
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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: Medium
Writeup By: Frederic Perriot

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