Wazoo Posted May 21, 2007 Share Posted May 21, 2007 As caught in the Sophos RSS feed porvided in the Wiki, yet another (apparenly experimental) virus / worm that is branching out from the typical Microsoft Windows / Office focus, going for alternative applications and coded to try to replicate and spread, no matter the platform .... http://forum.spamcop.net/scwik/SophosSecurityNews -=-=-=-=- http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/art...5/badbunny.html The SB/BadBunny-A worm first infects you when you open an OpenOffice Draw file called badbunny.odg. A macro included in the file performs different functions depending on whether you are running Windows, MacOS or Linux. Windows: The worm drops a file called drop.bad which is then moved to system.ini in your mIRC folder (if you have one) and also drops and executes badbunny.js which is a java scri_pt virus that replicates to other files in the folder. MacOS: The worm drops one of two Ruby scri_pt viruses (in files called badbunny.rb or badbunnya.rb) Linux: The worm drops badbunny.py as an XChat scri_pt and also drops badbunny.pl which is a tiny Perl virus infecting other Perl files. The dropped XChat and mIRC scripts are used to replicate and distribute the virus, and they initiate DCC transfers to others of the original badbunny.odg OpenOffice file. The worm, which has not been reported at any customer sites, also downloads and displays a pornographic picture of a scantily clad woman with a man dressed as a rabbit. "The group responsible for writing the BadBunny malware don't seem to have much confidence in it spreading as they have sent it directly to our labs. The hackers have written plenty of StarBasic malware in the past, but the most 'in the wild' this one is likely to get is by displaying a picture of a furvert in the woods," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "This is old-school malware - seemingly written to show off a proof of concept rather than a serious attempt to spy on and steal from computer users. A financially motivated hacker would have targeted more widely used software and not incorporated such a bizarre image. This is not a piece of malware which we expect to see spreading in the wild, despite its use of a photograph of unusual wildlife." -=-=-=-=- Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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