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Generic Worm

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread


The main objective of Generic Worm is to spread and affect other computers.


Means of transmission 

Generic Worm does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Further Details  

Generic Worm has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 10240 bytes in size.