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It spreads and affects other computers.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Sept. 20, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 20, 2010|
Lineage.LNQ 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.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
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.
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Lineage.LNQ 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.