This threat was previously a zoo detection added on May 28, 2002. It was discovered in-the-wild on June 6, 2002.
Due to an increased rate of submissions, Symantec Security Response has upgraded the threat rating of VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm to Category 3 as of June 6, 2002.
VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm is a VBScript threat that is designed to send itself as ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs to users of Microsoft Outlook or IRC. This threat also overwrites .vbs and .vbe files with its own code. The email has the following characteristics:
Subject: Shakira's Pictures
i have sent the photos via attachment
NOTE: This threat was previously a zoo detection discovered in the wild on June 6, 2002.
Also Known As: VBS/VBSWG.aq@MM, VBS_VBSWG.AQ, VBS/VBSWG-AQ, VBSWG.AQ
Infection Length: 7,995 bytes
Systems Affected: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Systems Not Affected: Windows 3.x, Macintosh, Unix, Linux