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It spreads and affects other computers.
It collects email addresses stored on the infected computer.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Oct. 11, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 11, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mydoom.DK is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely; it awaits remote-control orders received through
Mydoom.DK does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an 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.