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Famus.C

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Famus.C
Technical name:W32/Famus.C.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. 26, 2004
Detection updated on:Jan. 18, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:CUBA

Brief Description 

    

Famus.C 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.C reaches the computer in a message with the subject Més terrorismo este año \ More terrorism this year and the attached file VIDEO.SCR.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject:
    Més terrorismo este año \ More terrorism this year
  • Message:
    Password: "cnn"

    Ultimas declaraciones de Bin Laden
    Reenvme este video a todo el mundo.

    ======================================================
    Password: "cnn"

    Last speech from Bin Laden
    Please forwards this video to everybody.
  • Attachments:
    VIDEO.SCR

 

Famus.C displays the following message on screen when it is run:

 

Once it has affected the computer, Famus.C displays the following text on screen from the 17th to 21st of every month:

Esta computadora ha sido infectada
por el virus LIBERTAD.
Como protesta por la violación del
derecho a la libertad de expresión en
Cuba.
En estos momentos toda la información de
su
disco duro esta siendo borrada
El Hobbit