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Pakistani Brain

Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread


Pakistani Brain spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs. It has damaging effects on the affected computer.


Means of transmission 

Pakistani Brain does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Further Details  

Pakistani Brain has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 512 bytes in size.