Hobbit posing as Bugbear cleaner

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Pieter_Arntz, Oct 7, 2002.

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Written in Visual Basic, this virus attempts to spread by mailing itself to email addresses extracted from the temporary internet files, and sharing itself using the KaZaa peer-to-peer file sharing network. The original source code has been released, leading to multiple compilations of this virus.

    This worm arrives as in an email message containing the following information:

    Subject: AntiVirus Updates:
    Body: A Removal to scan for the new BugBear Virus. Recommended by%senders name% (note there is no space after the word "by")

    http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99739

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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