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Waledac.BN

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Waledac.BN
Technical name:W32/Waledac.BN.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It sends spam messages related to pharmaceutical products. It spreads in email messages related to the celebrations of the Independence Day which takes place on 4th of July.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 6, 2009
Detection updated on:July 10, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Waledac.BN is a worm which is designed to send spam messages related to pharmaceutical products to the email addresses gathered from the affected computer.

Waledac.BN spreads via email in messages about the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Waledac.BN is easy to recognize, as it spreads via email in messages related to the celebrations of the Indepence Day. The message contains a link to a video about this special date, the 4th of July: