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Nuwar.WG

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nuwar.WG
Technical name:W32/Nuwar.WG.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 30, 2008
Detection updated on:June 30, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Nuwar.WG is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
  • On remote sites: it launches denial of service attacks against Web servers or remote databases.

 

Nuwar.WG 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.