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RedCode

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RedCode
Technical name:RedCode
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  Blocks and restarts affected computers.

Affected platforms:

IIS

First detected on:Jan. 28, 1998
Detection updated on:Sept. 17, 2003
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

RedCode is a worm that spreads through computer networks and which affects MS Index Server 2.0, MS Indexing Service and MS Internet Information Server (versions 4.0 and 5.0).

RedCode is a dangerous worm as it drops a Trojan in affected computers, which allows attackers to gain complete control of the Web servers in a network. It can also restart and block computers by flooding their memory.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that you may have been infected by RedCode is computers restarting for no apparent reason.