Hard

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CATEGORYMalware
TYPEWorm

Summary

Hard is a Visual Basic Script mass mailer (worm) that tries to disguise a virus warning.



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Technical Details


Variant:Hard.A

Hard.A worm spreads to all resipients listed in Outlook Express address book. It arrives in a message that looks as follows:

----- Original Message -----         From: warning@symantec.com         To: supervisor@av.net; security@softtools.com;         mark_fyston@storess.net; directorcut@ufp.com;         pjeterov@goldenhit.org; kim_di_yung@freeland.ch;         james.heart@macrosoft.com         Subject: FW: Symantec Anti-Virus Warning         Hello,         There is a new worm on the Net.         This worm is very fast-spreading and very dangerous!         Symantec has first noticed it on April 04, 2001.         The attached file is a description of the worm and how it         replicates itself.         With regards,         F. Jones         Symantec senior developer         Attachment: www.symantec.com.vbs  

Hard.A contaians a payload that activates on November 24. Then the worm shows a message box with the following title and text:

	Some shocking news 	Don't look surprised! 	It is only a warning about your stupidity  	Take care!  

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