Eyeveg.m is an e-mail worm that sends e-mails with URLs to its infected files that are located on different webservers. Some of those webservers were hacked to upload malware files. The malware files are located inside ZIP archives. The worm also has spying capabilities.
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When the worm's file is run, it copies itself to Windows System folder with a random name and creates a startup key for itself in the Registry. Then it drops a randomly-named spying component DLL file to the same folder. This DLL file is detected as ' Trojan-Spy.Win32.Iespy.g'.
Before spreading in e-mails the worm collects e-mail addresses. Files with the following extensions are scanned to harvest e-mail addresses:
.SHT .ASP .HTM .MBX .EML .TBB .DBX
The worm ignores e-mail addresses that contain any of the following:
admin virus messagelab symantec microsoft sophos pandasoft mcafee postmaster webmaster alert spam report noreply recipients abuse trendmicro root
The worm sends e-mails with a URL to infected files. The subject can contain any of the following:
readme love resume details news image message pic girls photo video music song screensaver
The URL is composed from the below given domain names, the above given file names and a '.zip' ending.
africaplc.com www.neptuncaffe.com scheduleconsult.com www.sismodular.com
Currently ZIP archives with malware contain worm's executable files with double extension, for example:
readme.txt <lots of spaces> .scr
The spying component steals POP3 and MSN e-mail account logins and passwords as well as lists of password-protected sites stored by Internet Explorer. Also the trojan keeps a log of every key that a user pressed. The stolen data is uploaded to the 'www.melaniecarroll.biz' website by using a webform.
F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this malware starting from the
Detection Type: PC
Technical Details: Alexey Podrezov, September 20th, 2005