Carnival

Threat description

Details

Category:
Platform: W32

Summary

Carnival is a mass-mailer (worm) written in Visual Basic Script.



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Technical Details

Carnival.A arrives in a message that looks as follow:

     Subject:    Next Week: Brazilian Carnival         Body:       That's Great...         Attachment: Brazilian_Carnival.JPG.vbs  

The worm activates when a user click on the attached file. It spreads to all recipients written in Outlook address book.

On the top of its code this virus contains the following text:

'Brazilian_Carnival   

followed by many commended lines.





Description Details: Analysis: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure; February 2001


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