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Loveletter.CM

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Loveletter.CM
Technical name:VBS/Loveletter.CM
Threat level:Low
Alias:JenniferLopez_Naked, I love you
Type:Virus
Effects:  It overwrites files and drops the Chernobyl virus in infected computers.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Loveletter.CM is a worm that uses a supposed photograph of the singer Jennifer López as bait for carrying out its infection.

It spread very rapidly through an e-mail message with an attachment called JENNINFERLOPEZ_NAKED.JPG.VBS.

Whenever Loveletter.CM infects a computer, it sends itself to all of the contacts in the Address Book.

This virus has very damaging effects:

  • It deletes the content of all files with VBS, VBE, JS, JSE, CSS, WSH, SCT, HTA, JPG, JPEG, MP3 and MP2 extensions.
  • It drops another virus with very destructive effects: Chernobyl.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Loveletter.CM is an e-mail with the following characteristics :

  • Subject: 

    Where are you?

  • Message:

    This is my pic in the beach!

  • Attachments:

    JENNINFERLOPEZ_NAKED.JPG.VBS.