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Famus.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Famus.B
Technical name:W32/Famus.B.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It sends private data from the affected computer to its author.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 25, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 26, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:CUBA

Brief Description 

    

Famus.B is a worm that sends private data of the affected computer to its author. The data include mail account, server, company, user name, Windows version, computer name, etc.

Famus.B reaches the computer in a message with the subject Iraq and the crime and the attached file IRAQ.SCR.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Famus.B is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Iraq and the crime
  • Message:
    what is really happening in Iraq?
    the pictures of the soldiers and prisoners in Iraq
    foward this message.
    everybody should know the truth.


    Qué está sucediendo realmente en Iraq?
    Estas son las fotos de los prisioneros y los
    soldados en Iraq.
    Reenvia este mensaje, todo el mundo debe saber la verdad.


  • Attachments:
    IRAQ.SCR

Additionally, it displays the following message on screen when it is run: