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Virus Encyclopedia

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LockSky.AG

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:LockSky.AG
Technical name:W32/LockSky.AG.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:   It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them. It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98

First detected on:Jan. 6, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 6, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    
LockSky.AG is a worm with the characteristics of a password stealer.
LockSky.AG spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main aim is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its password stealer characteristics, LockSky.AG tries to steal confidential data, such as access passwords for different services. The virus will then log this information in a file that it will send to a hacker.

 

LockSky.AG uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.