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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
, via email, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, by infecting files that are then distributed.
|First detected on:||Oct. 13, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 13, 2009|
Brontok.KS is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Brontok.KS 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.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.