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SysComm

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SysComm
Technical name:VBS/SysComm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Feria, VBS/Fourcourse.A
Type:Worm
Effects:  Its connects to a premium rate number (906-xxx-xxx) when the system date is April 1st or later.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 11, 2003
Detection updated on:Oct. 21, 2003
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN

Brief Description 

    

SysComm is a dialer type Trojan that after infecting a computer connects to a premium rate number (906-xxx-xxx) when the system date is April 1st or later.

SysComm mainly spreads via e-mail in a message that contains three attached files:

  • FERIA.JPG.VBS, which is the file that carries out the infection.
  • FERIA2.JPG, which contains an image.
  • ATTXXXXX.ATT, which is empty.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SysComm is easy to recognize, as it spreads in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • From:
    humblknght6213@graphic-designer.com
    [mailto:humblknght6213@graphic-designer.com]
  • Message:
    Hola,
    aqui te mando las fotografi as de nosotros que tu querias.
    Si tu tambien tienes una bonita, envia me la por favor.
    Era divertido, no?
    Muchos recuerdos.
  • Attachments: It contains three:
    FERIA.JPG.VBS, which contains the virus code.
    ATTXXXXXX.ATT, which is empty.
    FERIA2.JPG, which is a photo of a woman.