|Place of Origin||Russia|
|Source Language||Bash Script|
|Infection Length||1,332 kilobytes|
When a file infected with Mollusc is executed, it searches for files with the first line "#!/bin/bash". It avoids infecting files that are already infected. The virus is a slow polymorphic and uses a random number generator to make different copies of itself.
Mollusc was coded in Russia in 2001 by Gobleen Warrior. It appeard in issue 11 of Digital Virus Labs magazine.
Gobleen Warrior. Digital Virus Labs, Issue 11, UNIX.Mollusc.