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It spreads and affects other computers.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It causes the slowdown of the system, preventing planned tasks from being carried out.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Dec. 13, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 13, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Combra.Y is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
Combra.Y 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
Combra.Y is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.