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Atnas.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Atnas.A
Technical name:W32/Atnas.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to launch distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against certain websites. It spreads through P2P programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 28, 2007
Detection updated on:Jan. 28, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Atnas.A is a worm that attempts to launch distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against certain websites.

Atnas.A spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as eMule.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Atnas.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • The first time it is run, the following message is displayed:

  • The next times it is run, it displays a text file with the following message:

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       /`HHHHHHb    LOOK GUYS SANTA BASTARDS
       > `dHHHHH
      /  dHHHHHHb    TIGHT BITCH !!!!! SHE WANTS A
      :  HHHHHHHH
     .-""FHHHHHHH     REALLY HARD FUCK MAN !!!!!!!!!!
     |   JHHHHHHH
     J    FHHHHHHb
    + \   JHHHHHHH     C H R I S T M A S  V I R U S
  .'   \   FHHHHHH+_    (C) 2006 GERMANY
  `. ;  \   \HHHHF "+
    `|  _>   \HHF+_  \
     F_+"   .'J   |  j
    J+"   .': F   |  j
  _+"  _+'  : +_  |  F         Let it snow...
 %" .-'       . =.F j             Let it snow...
|  ;I          \  =./                 Let it snow...
|  (`-.......___+___L
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     |        `./   J
     |        +' .' |
     F       J      |
     F      JF      F
    J       F|pigNukem

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