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April Fools Day Storm Worm


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#1 frankp316

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:07 PM

I'm sure it won't surprise anyone that an April Fools Day storm worm is lurking about. Read about it at this link from Cnet.




http://www.news.com/8301-10789_3-9906880-5...g=2547-1_3-0-20

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:50 AM

Well, it's that time again. April Fools day tomorrow and prime time for those in control of the Storm botnet. Again a various list of subjects come with this release...The download is a binary, also with varying names:

foolsday.exe
funny.exe
kickme.exe

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

More links to complement the 2 good warnings above:

Storm Worm - April Fools version circulating

Folks should delete these messages and avoid selecting any links, malware can be automatically and silently installed on vulnerable PCs.

Storm Worm - April Fools version circulating
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4222
http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/ind...fooling-around/
http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/he...pril-fools.html
http://blog.trendmicro.com/jokes-on-you/
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001410.html
http://asert.arbornetworks.com/2008/03/apr...s-day-campaign/

QUOTE: Well, it's that time again. April Fools day tomorrow and prime time for those in control of the Storm botnet. Again a various list of subjects come with this release:

All Fools' Day
Doh! All's Fool.
Doh! April's Fool.
Gotcha!
Gotcha! All Fool!
Gotcha! April Fool!
Happy All Fool's Day.
Happy All Fools Day!
Happy All Fools!
Happy April Fool's Day.
Happy April Fools Day!
Happy Fools Day!
I am a Fool for your Love
Join the Laugh-A-Lot!
Just You
One who is sportively imposed upon by others on the first day of April
Surprise!
Surprise! The joke's on you.
Today You Can Officially Act Foolish
Today's Joke!


The download is a binary, also with varying names:

foolsday.exe
funny.exe
kickme.exe


While anti-virus protection was 18% at the time of the sample, this trend will improve as AV vendors respond to this new threat.

Storm Worm (Poor coverage by AV vendors of 18% at time of sample)
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/4d97cff...95081c150afb4cd




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