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Eyeveg.M

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: -

Aliases: Eyeveg.M, Eyeveg.M, Worm.Win32.Eyeveg.m, WORM_EYEVEG.C, Trojan-Spy.Win32.Iespy.g, W32/Eyeveg.worm, W32.Lanieca

Summary


Eyeveg.m is an email worm that sends emails 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 emails the worm collects email addresses. Files with the following extensions are scanned to harvest email addresses:

.SHT
.ASP
.HTM
.MBX
.EML
.TBB
.DBX
 

The worm ignores email 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 emails 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 email 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.