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Prestige.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Prestige.C
Technical name:W32/Prestige.C
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32.Duksten.C@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  Its effects are more annoying than damaging. It displays a warning message prompting the user to enter an Internet address (URL) and mentions a username and password for accessing this address.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 20, 2002
Detection updated on:March 20, 2006
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN

Brief Description 

    

Prestige.C is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message written in Spanish that is easy to identify because the subject is: os envio a todos esta postal pero... and the sender is: VicenteF nolopongo@ya.com.

The effects of Prestige.C are more annoying than damaging, as when it carries out its infection it displays a warning message that contains a username and password for accessing a web page.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Prestige.C reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Sender:
    VicenteF nolopongo@ya.com
  • Subject:
    os envio a todos esta postal pero...
  • Message:
    no la abrais delate de vuestra novia... je je je.
  • Attachments:
    POXTAL.ZIP
    The compressed attached file contains the file POXTAL.exe.

When it carries out its infection, Prestige.C displays a message that refers to an Internet address (URL) and gives a username and password: