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VBSWG.K

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBSWG.K
Technical name:VBS/VBSWG.K
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBS/VBSWG.K-mm, VBS/VBSWG.K@M
Type:Worm
Effects:  It infects other computers and attempts to access a website on January 26.

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

Brief Description 

    

VBSWG.K is a worm that alludes to a supposed Internet cost reduction to dupe users into running it. 

The worm spreads rapidly using the following means of transmission:

  • E-mail messages with the subject Neues von Ihrem Internetdienstleister - Robert T.Online informiert, which includes an attached file called TARIFE.TXT.VBS.
  • By automatically sending the TARIFE.TXT.VBS file via IRC (chat).

VBSWG.K is considered a low threat as its main purpose is to spread to other computers and only has the following effect: it attempts to access a website on January 26.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject:
    Neues von Ihrem Internetdienstleister - Robert T.Online informiert
  • Message:
    Sehr geehrter Internetsurfer,

    es hat sich einiges bei uns getan. Die Telekom kann

    auch Ihre Internetkosten

    reduzieren. Wir haben auch für Sie den richtigen
    Tarif...

    Damit auch Sie

    sich entscheiden können, haben wir eine Übersicht
    aller

    für Sie relevanter

    Termine an diese eMail gehängt.

    Wir sind Sicher, auch Sie werden Ihren Wunschtarif

    finden.

    Bei fragen stehen wir Ihnen natürlich jederzeit zur
    Verfügung...

    Ihr T-Online Service Team
  • Attachment:
    NEUE TARIFE.TXT.VBS.