Hybris (computer worm)
|Aliases||Snow White, Hahaha|
|Point of origin||Brazil|
Hybris, also known as Snow White, Vecna.22528, and Full Moon, is a computer worm believed to be written by Brazilian virus writer Vecna, member of the computer virus writing group 29A. It first appeared in September 2000 and became more common in January 2001.
Hybris typically comes from an email that appears to be from email@example.com. Malicious "plug-ins" enhanced Hybris's functionality to include various other e-mail types. Other plugin functionalities include a spinning "wheel of hypnosis."
The name Hybris originates from the text within the virus: "HYBRIS" "(c) Vecna".
- F-Secure Description
- CERT: Open mail relays used to deliver "Hybris Worm"
- The Register: "Vandals behind spread of Hybris worm named"
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