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Spida

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spida
Technical name:BAT/Spida.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It infects SQL servers, it obtains the user name and password of affected computers and sends them to an e-mail address (ixltd@postone.com).

First detected on:May 21, 2002
Detection updated on:May 21, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spida is a worm that infects servers with Microsoft’s SQL application installed and an administrator account that is not password-protected.

It is important to remember that in the SQL application, the default administrator account has a blank password. This account remains blank until the administrator protects it manually.

Once the server has been infected, Spida saves all the passwords for resources in a text file. Then, it sends this file to an e-mail address. This leaves the infected server vulnerable.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spida is difficult to identify. The main symptom of infection an e-mail message in the Sent Items folder, which you did not send. This message has the following characteristics:

  • To:
    ixltd@postone.com
  • Subject:
    SystemData          
  • Attachment file:
    SEND.TXT