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It spreads and affects other computers.
, via email, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||March 31, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||March 31, 2009|
Brontok.KI is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Brontok.KI 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.
- 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.