1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Sober.G@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

May 13, 2004
May 15, 2004 4:15:55 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
W32.Sober.G@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to spread itself. The subject of the email varies, and it will be in either English or German. The email sender address is spoofed.

The name of the email attachment varies, and it will have a .bat, .com, .pif, .scr, or .zip file extension. It may also have double extension.

This threat is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language and is compressed with UPX.

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