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Lazy.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lazy.A
Technical name:W32/Lazy.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Keylogger
Effects:   It logs keystrokes in a file that is sent to a hacker. It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/98/95

First detected on:Nov. 28, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 28, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Lazy.A is a worm with the characteristics of a keylogger.
Lazy.A spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main aim is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its keylogger characteristics, Lazy.A can log keystrokes in a file that the malicious code will send to a hacker. This allows the hacker to access all types of information entered through the keyboard: passwords, text of edited documents, content of e-mail messages sent out, etc.

 

Lazy.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.