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Verify.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Verify.A
Technical name:W32/Verify.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Win32.Verify.h, WORM_VERFUN.A
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/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:April 6, 2005
Detection updated on:April 7, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Verify.A is a worm with the characteristics of a keylogger.
Verify.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, Verify.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.

 

Verify.A uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.