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Hamweq.Z.worm

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Hamweq.Z.worm
Technical name:W32/Hamweq.Z.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:April 23, 2010
Detection updated on:April 23, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Hamweq.Z.worm is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Hamweq.Z.worm 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.