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VBSWG.L

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBSWG.L
Technical name:VBS/VBSWG.L
Threat level:Low
Alias:Antrax, VBS/Antrax, VBS/VBSWG.L-mm, VBSWG.L@m
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays the text Antrax Worm By wAsEk. It infects files with VBS and VBE extension.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 15, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VBSWG

Brief Description 

    

VBSWG.L is a worm that masquerades as a message supposed to contain information on the characteristics of the Anthrax biological virus, and its effects on human beings.

The worm spreads rapidly using the following means of transmission:

  • E-mail messages with the subject Antrax Info , which includes one of the following attachments: ANTRAXINFO.VBS , ANTRAX.JPG.VBS or ANTRAX.DOC.VBS.
  • By automatically sending the one of the following files via IRC: ANTRAXINFO.VBS, ANTRAX.JPG.VBS or ANTRAX.DOC.VBS.

VBSWG.L is considered a moderate threat. Its main objectives include the following: On January 26 it displays the following message on the screen: You have been infected by the ShakiraPics Worm and overwrites files with VBS and VBE extension .

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received VBSWG.L is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Antrax Info
  • Message:
    si no sabes que es el antrax o cuales son sus efectos aqui te mando una foto para que veas los efectos que tiene.

    Nota:la foto esta un poco fuerte.

    Aqui te mando este documento para que sepas que es y cuales son los efectos del "Antrax"

    como ahorita esta de moda hablar sobre el antrax aqui les mando una foto de un enfermo terminal
  • Attachment: it can be one of the following:
    ANTRAXINFO.VBS, ANTRAX.JPG.VBS or ANTRAX.DOC.VBS.

Once the attached file is run, VBSWG.L activates. In addition, if it activates on January, 26, VBSWG.L displays a text that refers to the so-called creator of the worm on screen: