===== Computer Virus Catalog 1.2: TIMEBOMB 1.0 Virus (5-June-1990) ====
Entry...............: TIMEBOMB 1.0 Virus
Alias(es)...........: ---
Virus Strain........: ---
Virus detected when.: 8th September 1989
              where.: Elmshorn, FRG
Classification......: system virus (bootblock), resident (?)
Length of Virus.....: 1. length on storage medium: 1024 byte
                      2. length in RAM           : 1024 byte
--------------------- Preconditions -----------------------------------
Operating System(s).: AMIGA-DOS
Version/Release.....: 1.2/33.166, 1.2/33.180, 1.3/34.5
Computer model(s)...: AMIGA 500, AMIGA 1000, AMIGA 2000A, AMIGA 200B
--------------------- Attributes --------------------------------------
Easy Identification.: typical text: 'YOU CAME ALL THE WAY FOR SHIT!
                         HAVE A NICE DAY SUCKER', 'TIMEBOMB V1.0 CODED
                         BY ARKON MEMBER OF AVIREX. IDEA BY THE WIZARDS
                         INC. NOTE : IT SEEMS THAT THEY WERE NOT
                         INTERESTED BECAUSE I DID NOT GET ANY ANSWER
                         OF THEM' (not used by TIMEBOMB 1.0)
Type of infection...: self-identification method: ---
                      system infection: bootblock of one disk
Infection Trigger...: reset
Storage media affected: floppy disks (3.5" and 5.25")
Interrupts hooked...: ---
Damage..............: permanent damage: blocks boot procedure after
                         3rd infection of disk; destroys root directory
                         after 2nd infection (see below)
                      transient damage: depending from it's counter
Damage Trigger......: permanent damage: blocking boot procedure after
                         3rd infection of disk (see below)
                      transient damage: counter (see below)
Particularities.....: uses a counter on which action type depends:
                       counter < 2 : increase counter and rewrite
                                     TIMEBOMB 1.0 to disk, normal boot
                                     procedure
                       counter = 2 : display alert box containing text
                                     #1 (see above), overwrites root
                                     directory now (22 blocks)
                       counter > 2 : GURU MEDITATION because of a bug
                                     the programmer(s) made: dos
                                     library isn't initialized, else
                                     the alert box containing test #1
                                     would be displayed
Similarities........: ---
--------------------- Agents ------------------------------------------
Countermeasures.....: Names of tested products of Category 1-6:
                      Category 1: .2 Monitoring System Vectors:
                                     'CHECKVECTORS 2.2'
                                  .3 Monitoring System Areas:
                                     'CHECKVECTORS 2.2','GUARDIAN 1.2',
                                     'VIRUSX 4.0'
                      Category 2: Alteration Detection: ---
                      Category 3: Eradication: 'CHECKVECTORS 2.2',
                                     'VIRUSX 4.0'
                      Category 4: Vaccine: ---
                      Category 5: Hardware Methods: ---
                      Category 6: Cryptographic Methods: ---
Countermeasures successful: witout restrictions: 'CHECKVECTORS 2.2',
                                                 'VIRUSX 4.0'
                            with restrictions:   'GUARDIAN 1.2'
Standard means......: 'CHECKVECTORS 2.2'
--------------------- Acknowledgement ---------------------------------
Location............: Virus Test Center, University Hamburg, FRG
Classification by...: Wolfram Schmidt
Documentation by....: Alfred Manthey Rojas
Date................: 5-June-1990
Information Source..: ---
===================== End of TIMEBOMB 1.0 Virus =======================

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