Sober.AA is a mass mailing worm that uses English and German texts in the emails generated by this worm.
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This worm is written in Visual Basic. It is compressed using UPX.
Upon execution, this worm creates the folder PoolData in the Windows directory. It then creates several copies of itself as follows:
These files are identical to each other with a single byte difference located at offset 0xA0.
This worm also creates the following Registry entries in order to enable its automatic execution upon system start up:
Before spreading, this worm scans files with certain extensions on all hard disk drives to harvest email addresses. All files with the following extensions are scanned:
This worm creates the following files, where the system harvested email addresses are stored:
It can then send emails with English and German based text together with a Zip archived copy of itself as an attachment.
It ignores any email addresses that contain any of the following substrings:
The worm composes the following German messages:
Ihr Passwort wurde erfolgreich geaendert. Ihre neuen Account-Daten und Passwort befinden sich gesichert im Anhang! **-** Web: http://www.[spoofed] **-** email: [spoofed]
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Diese Nachricht wurde Automatisch generiert. - Ihre EMail konnte nicht empfangen oder gesendet werden. - Mail-Text sowie Mail-Header befinden sich im Anhang. *** auto mailerdaemon XPath 7 *** (c) by [spoofed]
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Danke das Sie sich fuer uns entschieden haben. Um ihren neuen Account zu aktivieren, folgen sie der kurzen Anleitung im Anhang. Es sind nur 2 Schritte noetig! ***** Web: http://www.[spoofed] ***** email: [spoofed]
It also composes the following English messages:
You notified us that you have forgotten your password. We have changed your password to a random sequence of letters and digits! For more detailed information, see the attached password file ... **** Web: http://www. [spoofed] **** eMail: [spoofed]
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Your eMail has occurred an unknown error on our Server. Please read your mail and check the text. The full email is attached! *** auto mailerdaemon X.Path 4.2 *** (c) by [spoofed]
These email messages may appear to come from the following senders:
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