Threat Description

Monopoly

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Worm
Platform: VBS
Aliases: Monopoly, Bill Gates Joke

Summary


VBS/Monopoly is a worm, that uses Microsoft Outlook to mass mail itself. It has been created using Visual Basic Script and it works under Windows Scripting Host (WSH) version 5.0 or later.



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Technical Details


When the script is executed, it first creates three files to Windows temporary directory: "monopoly.jpg", "monopoly.whs" and "monopoly.vbe".

After these files has been created, the worm will show a message box with the following text:

Bill Gates is guilty of monopoly. Here is the proof.

When user selects "Ok" button from the message box, the worm shows a picture of Monopoly game boad with picture of Bill Gates.

Then VBS/Monopoly attempts to mass mail itself to each recipient defined in the Outlook address lists. This message looks like the following:

 Subject:    Bill Gates joke  Body:       Bill Gates is guilty of monopoly. Here is the proof. :-)  Attachment: MONOPOLY.VBS    

Finally it collects the following system information:

    - Date and time     - Windows registered user name, organization and version number     - Computer name     - DVD region code     - Country and area codes     - Internet Explorer language code     - Internet Explorer home page     - All entries from address books defined in Outlook     - All ICQ/UIN files 	 	

This information is sent to the following addesses:

    monopoly@mixmail.com     monpooly@telebot.com     mooponly@ciudad.com.ar     mloponoy@usa.net     yloponom@gnwmail.com 	 	

When the worm has been executed, it creates a registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\OUTLOOK.Monopoly

and sets the value of it to "True", so the worm will no be executed again in the same machine.





Technical Details:Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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