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Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Iksmas.A.worm
Technical name:W32/Iksmas.A.worm
Threat level:Medium

Its main objective is to spread via email in a message that contains a piece of news about Barack Obama's supposed rejection to be the president of the United States.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 8, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 19, 2009

Brief Description 


Iksmas.A.worm is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.

The means it uses to spread are email messages that contain a piece of news about Barack Obama's supposed rejection to be the president of the United States.

Visible Symptoms 


Iksmas.A.worm is easy to recognize, as it spreads via email in a message informing that Barack Obama has refused to be a president. The message contains a link to the false news and once clicked, a website is displayed, where this news can be read: