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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Samony.B

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

It can receive remote control orders, log the keystrokes typed by the user, harvest passwords, etc. It spreads via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 30, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 24, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Samony.B is a worm with backdoor characteristics that remains listening to port 321, in order to receive control commands, which allow the affected computer to be remotely administrated. It can be instructed to download, run, copy and delete files, list directories, etc.

It obtains the passwords stored in the system, such as those belonging to Protected Storage, including Outlook or Internet Explorer keys. It also logs the keystrokes typed by the user, thus posing a threat to the user's confidentiality.

Additionally, Samony.B spreads via email in a message with the subject Account # 394875948JNO Wed, 28 and the attached file MAIN_23_C.EXE.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Samony.B is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:

Subject:
Account # 394875948JNO Wed, 28

Message:
Hello,

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Best Regards,

Bernadine Guy

Attachments:
MAIN_23_C.EXE