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Hybris (computer worm)

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Common name  Hybris
Aliases  Snow White, Hahaha
Classification  Worm
Technical name  W95/Hybris-mm
Family  Hybris
Type  Mass-mailer

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 protected] 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".

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Hybris (computer worm) Wikipedia


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