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Yipper.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Yipper.A
Technical name:Trj/PSW.Yipper.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm/Yitai
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It steals e-mail addresses.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 8, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Yipper.A is a Trojan that obtains the e-mail addresses from the Outlook Address Book in the affected computer.

Yipper.A is not a dangerous virus, as its main objective is to steal e-mail addresses.

It is easy to be infected by Yipper.A, as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloadsFTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Yipper.A is difficult to identify, as it reaches computers through many different means and does not displaying any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.

However, once it has infected a computer, Yipper.A sends an e-mail that contains the data it has stolen from the affected computer (e-mail addresses). This message has the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    HI
  • Recipient:
    yitai342@012.net.il
  • Message:
    The addresses found in the Address Book of the affected user.