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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spamta.CJ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spamta.CJ
Technical name:W32/Spamta.CJ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 23, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 23, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spamta.CJ is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Spamta.CJ prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Spamta.CJ redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Spamta.CJ redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Spamta.CJ 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.