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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 mass mails junk mail (spam).
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via email.
|First detected on:||Jan. 30, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 30, 2010|
Mailworm.N 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:
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
- On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
- It injects itself in running processes.
Mailworm.N 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.