Lineage.KDB spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs. It has damaging effects on the affected computer.
It avoids being detected by the user by using the following techniques:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
Means of transmission
Propagation via mapped drives:
Lineage.KDB checks if the infected computer is connected to a network.
If so, it makes an inventory of all mapped drives and creates a copy of itself in each of them.
Distribution of infected files:
Lineage.KDB does not spread automatically using its own means, but infects files of the following types:
They reach computers when previously infected files are distributed, entering computers through any of the usual channels: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.
Lineage.KDB has the following additional characteristics:
- It is 128772 bytes in size.