Threat Description

Hard

Details

Aliases: Hard, HardHead, VBS/Hard.A@MM
Category: Malware
Type: Worm
Platform: VBS

Summary



Hard is a Visual Basic Script mass mailer (worm) that tries to disguise a virus warning.



Removal



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Technical Details




Variant:Hard.A

Hard.A worm spreads to all resipients listed in Outlook Express address book. It arrives in a message that looks as follows:

----- Original Message -----
        From: warning@symantec.com
        To: supervisor@av.net; security@softtools.com;
        mark_fyston@storess.net; directorcut@ufp.com;
        pjeterov@goldenhit.org; kim_di_yung@freeland.ch;
        james.heart@macrosoft.com
        Subject: FW: Symantec Anti-Virus Warning
        Hello,
        There is a new worm on the Net.
        This worm is very fast-spreading and very dangerous!
        Symantec has first noticed it on April 04, 2001.
        The attached file is a description of the worm and how it
        replicates itself.
        With regards,
        F. Jones
        Symantec senior developer
        Attachment: www.symantec.com.vbs

Hard.A contaians a payload that activates on November 24. Then the worm shows a message box with the following title and text:

	Some shocking news
	Don't look surprised!
	It is only a warning about your stupidity
 	Take care!





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure Corporation; May, 2001


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