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It spreads and affects other computers.
It downloads or drops other malware.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, by infecting files that are then distributed.
|First detected on:||Aug. 19, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 23, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||CHINA|
Viking.T is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
downloads or drops other malware on the computer: Viking.T.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Viking.T 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.