Email-Worm:W32/Sober.X

Classification

Malware

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Sober.X, Email-Worm.Win32.Sober.x, W32/Sober.X@mm

Summary

The Sober.X worm was found on November 15th, 2005. This Sober variant is similar to Sober.T, that appeared yesterday:

https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/sober_t.shtml

Like the previous variants, this one sends itself inside a ZIP archive as an attachment in email messages with English or German texts. We also received several different droppers for this worm variant. They were apparently created by the worm author manually. They are all detected as 'Sober.x'.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

This Sober variant sends a bit different email messages:

Subject:

Wichtig: Meine neue Mail Adresse!

Body:

hi du,,, ike bin et
Musste mir leider ne neue Mail-Addy machen. Meine alte wird
nur noch zu gemuellt mit Spam.
Habe dir auch gleich die Datei mitgeliefert die du immer
haben wolltest. Ist aber ziemlich per....
Ok, man sieht sich

Attachment name starts with:

Mail-Datei

---- OR ----

Subject:

Your eMail Password

Body:

Thanks for your registration! Your registration will not be
complete until you re-confirm it. Please read the following
agreement. If you accept it, click the Accept to complete
your registration!

Attachment:

Accept_e-Text.zip

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