Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Worm
Platform: VBS
Aliases: Jean, Santa, I-Worm.Santa, Xmas


Jean is a mass mailer (worm) written in Visual Basic Script.


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Technical Details


Jean.A spreads to first 50 recipients written in MS Outlook address book. The message that this worm sends looks as follows:

Subject: "News vom Weihnachtsmann " [user's name]
Guten Tag,
es ist bald Weihnachten.
Und wie sieht's aus mit schonen Geschenken ?
Hierzu ein Tip vom Weihnachtsmann:
Unter gibt es die besten Geschenke im Web !
Das bedeutet absolut stressfreies Einkaufen, schnelle und unkomplizierte Lieferung, riesige Auswahl.
Also nichts wie hin, und Frohe Weihnachten.
Attachment: [the infected script file] 

Jean.A was found in the wild in Germany on 24 of November 2000.

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure; November 2000


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