Hard is a Visual Basic Script mass mailer (worm) that tries to disguise a virus warning.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.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!
Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure Corporation; May, 2001