Do you recognise him?

Filed Under: Malware, SophosLabs

With no end of malware these days aggressively targeting peoples' finances and personal data it was a surprise this morning to see a simple VBS script worm, apparently written with the sole aim of airing a personal grievance.

VBS/AutoRun-DQ displays the following picture:

netmonster.jpg

Writing something like this just to express annoyance with an individual is an interesting, if irritating approach. Presumably this confirms the idea that virus writers aren't the most socially skilled individuals. If someone winds you up why not have a chat with them about it, rather than spending time making a picture and distributing it via malware?

None of us here in the UK lab recognise the chap in question, nor do we have any idea what it is he's supposed to have done that's "bogus", giving the worm an overall effectiveness total of zero!

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