Shakira's Pictures

Information about the 'Shakira's Pictures' worm.

Claim:   A message with a subject line of "Shakira's Pictures" may include a virus.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

Subject: Shakira's Pictures

Hi :
i have sent the photos via attachment
have funn...

Attachment: ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs

Origins:   Yes, "Shakira's Pictures" (also known as "ShakiraPics" or VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm) is yet another worm that infects PCs through e-mail attachments, then attempts to replicate itself by using Microsoft Outlook to send itself to the contacts in the infected user's Outlook program. After infection, it displays the following message:

See the links below for more information on detecting and removing this virus.

Additional Information:
    VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm   VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm   (Symantec)
    VBS/   VBS/
  (McAfee Virus Information Library)
Last updated:   29 January 2008


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