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Lineage.KDB

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

The main objective of Lineage.KDB is to spread and affect other computers.

 

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.

     

    Further Details  

    Lineage.KDB has the following additional characteristics:

    • It is 165888 bytes in size.