|This has recently re-surfaced (September 99) and appears
to be doing the rounds in large corporates. There are four versions, all
Bud Frogs 1:
PASS THIS ON FAST AND FAR--VIRUS WARNING DANGER!!! VIRUS ALERT!!!
THIS IS A NEW TWIST. SOME SCAM-ARTIST IS SENDING OUT A VERY DESIRABLE
SCREEN-SAVER (THE BUD FROGS), BUT IF YOU DOWN-LOAD IT, YOU'LL LOSE
EVERYTHING!!!! DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! HERE'S
EXACTLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE - AN EXACT COPY....DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE
BELOW...JUST BEWARE OFIT. IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION YESTERDAY, AS
FAR AS WE KNOW....BE CAREFUL. "SAJ" 5/13/97 . . . . PLEASE
DISTRIBUTE TO AS
MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE ...THANX TO ABYTEDOC / BYTEDOC1 FOR THIS
Bud Frogs 2:
From: Fauzi Ashurex (fma) [SMTP:fma@Beaverton.Sequent.com]
Bud Frogs 3 (aka Bugs Life):
Sent: Monday, March 23, 1998 10:50 AM
Subject: VIRUS ALERT
Some scam-artist is sending out a very desirable
screen-saver(the "Bud Frogs"). But if you down-load it,
everything! Your hard drive will crash! Don't download this under any
circumstances! It just went into circulation yesterday, as far as we
know... be careful. Please distribute to as many people as possible.
This one is a new variant (April 1999) that is just a minor tweak of the
Bud Frogs hoax.
> Subject: FW: Passing this along -
Bud Frogs 4 (aka Budweiser Screen Saver):
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:28:44 -0500
> Please review...
> Someone is sending out a very desirable
screen-saver, a Bug's
> Life -
> "BUGGLST.ZIP". If you download it, you will lose
> Your hard
> drive will crash and someone from the nternet will get your
> password! DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!
> WENT INTO circulation yesterday, as far as we know. Please
> distribute/inform this message. This is a new, very malicious
> and not many people know about it.
> This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft.
> it with everyone that might access the
Internet. Also do
> not open or even look at any mail that says
> UNABLE TO DELIVER". This virus will attach itself to
> and render them useless. Immediately delete mail items that
> AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there
> for it at this time.
> Mike Cummings
> IBM Global Services
> Site Manager - Texaco Denver Region
Virus Warning received from Microsoft of new Virus,
You may receive an apparently harmless Budweiser screen saver,
entitled 'BUDDYLST.SIP' If you do - DO NOT OPEN IT UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES, Once opened, you will lose EVERYTHING on your PC.
Your hard disk will be completely destroyed and the person who
sent you the message will have access to your name and password via
the Internet. As far as we know the virus was circulated
yesterday morning. It's a new virus, and
extremely dangerous. Please copy this information and email to
everyone in your address book. We need to do all we can to block this
virus. AOL, Demon and now BT Internet has confirmed how
dangerous it is, and there is no Anti-Virus program as yet which is
capable of destroying it.
Please take all necessary precautions, and pass this information on to
your friends, acquaintances and work colleagues.
There is no such virus and of course these are all hoaxes. Rumours
persist that this screen saver DOES exist, but that it is perfectly
harmless. (I actually have a copy of this screen saver [Bud Frogs] and
the copy I have is neither a trojan or virus infected.)
Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and
do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this
hoax serves only to further propagate it.
LATE NEWS: There appears to have been
at least one "real" trojan version in a zip file named "frnkloui.zip"
(2,682kb) the trojan file was named "budlizards_lg.exe"
(2,696kb). This seems to be the Bud Lizards trojan I have recently
started to hear about.