Threat Description

Monopoly

Details

Aliases:Monopoly, Bill Gates Joke
Category:Malware
Type:Worm
Platform:VBS

Summary



VBS/Monopoly is a worm, that uses Microsoft Outlook to mass mail itself. It has been created using Visual Basic Script and it works under Windows Scripting Host (WSH) version 5.0 or later.



Removal


Automatic action

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Technical Details



When the script is executed, it first creates three files to Windows temporary directory: "monopoly.jpg", "monopoly.whs" and "monopoly.vbe".

After these files has been created, the worm will show a message box with the following text:

Bill Gates is guilty of monopoly. Here is the proof.

When user selects "Ok" button from the message box, the worm shows a picture of Monopoly game boad with picture of Bill Gates.

Then VBS/Monopoly attempts to mass mail itself to each recipient defined in the Outlook address lists. This message looks like the following:

 Subject: Bill Gates joke
 Body: Bill Gates is guilty of monopoly. Here is the proof. :-)
 Attachment: MONOPOLY.VBS
 
 

Finally it collects the following system information:

 - Date and time
 - Windows registered user name, organization and version number
 - Computer name
 - DVD region code
 - Country and area codes
 - Internet Explorer language code
 - Internet Explorer home page
 - All entries from address books defined in Outlook
 - All ICQ/UIN files
	
	

This information is sent to the following addesses:

 monopoly@mixmail.com
 monpooly@telebot.com
 mooponly@ciudad.com.ar
 mloponoy@usa.net
 yloponom@gnwmail.com
	
	

When the worm has been executed, it creates a registry key

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\OUTLOOK.Monopoly

and sets the value of it to "True", so the worm will no be executed again in the same machine.





Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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