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It spreads and affects other computers.
, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Nov. 23, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 23, 2010|
Cosmu.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Cosmu.A 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.