- December 6, 2002
- February 13, 2007 11:41:29 AM
W32.Heovin@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all contacts in Windows Address Book. It attempts to send a copy of itself to other mIRC users. It also has backdoor capabilities that allows a hacker to remotely control an infected computer. The email message has the following characteristics:
The subject line is one of the following,
Subject: Flash funny pic
Subject: Check This update
Message: Check dis out!
This threat is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language.
NOTE: Definitions dated earlier than December 9, 2002, may detect this threat as Bloodhound.W32.VBWORM.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version December 9, 2002
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version December 9, 2002
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date December 11, 2002
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Writeup By: Yana Liu