Olympic themed Bagle Variant

A new Bagle is spreading in messages related to the Olympic games in Torino. It arrives in emails offering a free ticket for the games or to participate in a lottery to win such. This is not the first time winter Olympic games are being targeted by computer viruses. During the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic games a Swedish virus writing group got some coverage for their Olympic-themed virus, known as Virus.DOS.VCL.Olympic.1440. The virus was programmed to overwrite the hard drive of the infected machine on the starting day of the games, and then display this message (Screenshot).

Kristin and Haakon were the mascots of the 1994 games and Antonio was a reference to Juan Antonio Samaranch, the president of International Olympic Committee at the time.

Do note that just like VCL.Olympic, Bagle.FY doesn't seem to be widespread. F-Secure

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 14th February 2006 7:00AM