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It spreads and affects other computers.
It downloads files from several websites.
, via email, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||July 12, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||July 12, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Brontok.JM is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Brontok.JM accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Brontok.JM 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.