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It spreads and affects other computers.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||May 24, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||May 25, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Niumu.A.worm 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:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
Niumu.A.worm 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.