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OscarBot.UG

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:OscarBot.UG
Technical name:W32/OscarBot.UG.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It receives remote instructions such as launching DDoS type denial of service attacks. It spreads via the AOL instant messaging program AIM and through removable drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 15, 2008
Detection updated on:Aug. 26, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

OscarBot.UG is a worm which is designed to receive remote instructions such as launching DDoS type denial of service attacks.

Additionally, it uses techniques in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies, as it terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment.

OscarBot.UG spreads through the following means:

  • the instant messaging program AIM (AOL Instant Messenger).
  • making copies of itself in the removable drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

OscarBot.UG is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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