Threat description



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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Technical Details

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 following update:

Detection Type: PC

Database: 2005-09-19_01

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