Threat Description

Vale

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Vale

Summary


Vale is a Word 97 macro virus which contains copycat of Melissa mass-mailing part to spread via e-mail using Outlook application.



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Technical Details



Variant:Vale.A

Vale.A is a Word 97 macro virus which contains copycat of Melissa mass-mailing part to spread via e-mail using Outlook application. The e-mail looks like this:

From:    (name of infected user)         Subject: Make A lot of Money (name of infected user)         To:      (50 names from alias list)         Body:    In this Document This Its Opportunity to Win A lot      of Money         Attachment: infected document 		  

The virus lowers the security settings of Office 2000 and disables the built-in macro virus protection.

Vale.A contains a few payloads. They activate when the day is January 1, May 19, Sptember 20 and December 25. Then the virus shows different messages in Portuguese. The messages that Vale shows on January 1st looks as follows:

Feliz Ano Novo E Que Esse Ano O Nosso Governo Seja         Melhor!! :) 		  
AlevirusS>C>S 1999 04/10/99 Dinheiro Virus Brasil   
Virus Feito Em Protesto Ao Desemprego Crescente   
Faz Alguma Coisa Presidente O Povo Brasileiro Quer          Trabalho!!!  
Enquanto Eu No Arrumar Emprego Presidente Os Virus         Continuaram A Aparecer!! 		  
Nota. Viviane Veloso dos Santos alem de Prostituta e         Drogada agora tambem esa…¡ Ladra foi pega roubando no Mercado         Extra no qual trabalhava e que foi por justa causa         despedida por Roubo. Alem de outro fato que quero         compartilhar com vc caro usurio ela sai a noite de sua         casa sabe DEUS pra onde e para fazer o que. Vamos dizer         que n‚o sabemos pra que certo hehe. Larga seu filhinho de         5 anos de idade dormindo sozinho no apartamento de sua         M‚e. Me lembro da ultima vez que fez isso a crian€š¡a         acordou assustada procurando alguem e por motivo de estar         sozinha no apartamento quase caiu da janela do quarto         andar do presa…¡dio. Agrade€š¡o aos vizinhos que ao escutarem o         choro acudiram rapidamente arrombando a porta e evitando         uma tragesa…¡dia certa agora caro usurio gostaria de saber         de vc o que se faz com uma MAE assim mande-me um email         com sua opini‚o para vaca@geocities.com quem quer saber esa…¡         o PAI da CRIAN‚Å¡A ela agora n‚o deixa mais eu ver nem         falar com meu filho P.S este V¡rus N‚o esa…¡ Destrutivo!!" 		  

The virus saves the infected active document as Money.doc and Dinheiro.doc in Windows directory and uses these document to send them when a connection is made using mIRC chat client.





Description Details: Analysis: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure


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