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Neysid.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Neysid.A
Technical name:W32/Neysid.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm.Neysid
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computer.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 18, 2002
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Neysid.A is a worm with the characteristics of a Trojan.
Neysid.A spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its Trojan characteristics, Neysid.A allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Neysid.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.