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W32.HLLW.Cult.C@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 2, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:45:12 AM
Also Known As:
Win32.Cult.F [CA]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.HLLW.Cult.C@mm is an email worm that has backdoor capabilities. It uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to randomly generated recipient names at these domains:
  • email.com
  • earthlink.net
  • roadrunner.com
  • yahoo.com
  • msn.com
  • hotmail.com

The email message has the following characteristics:

Subject: Hi, I sent you an eCard from BlueMountain.com
Message:
Hi , I sent you an eCard from Blue-Mountain.com To view your eCard, open the attachment
If you have any comments or questions, please visit http:/ /www.bluemountain.com/customer/index.pd
Thanks for using BlueMountain.com.
Attachment: BlueMountaineCard.pif

This threat is compressed with ASPack.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 2, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 2, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 2, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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