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|Alias:||I love you, VBS/LoveLetter.BJ-mm, Worm/LoveLetter.BJ, Barok|
|Effects: ||It overwrites files with VBS and VBE extensions in the affected computer; steals confidential user information and displays a message on screen.
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 7, 2002|
|Family:||LOVELETTER (I LOVE YOU)|
Loveletter.BJ is a worm that arrives in a message that aims to trick users into thinking they have received a love letter.
It spreads very rapidly by:
- Sending e-mail messages with the subject ILOVEYOU with an attachment called LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.VBS.
- Automatically sending e-mail messages with the attachment LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.HTM through IRC.
Whenever Loveletter.BJ infects a computer, it automatically sends itself out to all the contacts in the Address Book.
This virus has very damaging effects:
- It deletes the content of files with VBS, VBE, JS, JSE, CSS, WSH, SCT, HTA, JPG, JPEG, MP3 and MP2 extensions.
- It steals confidential information from the affected computer and sends it to the virus writer. This could have particularly serious consequences for corporate networks.
A clear indication that you have received Loveletter.BJ is an e-mail with the following characteristics:
Another warning sign is a file called LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.HTM sent through IRC.