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It spreads and affects other computers.
, across the Internet, via IRC, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Sept. 21, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 21, 2010|
Oscarbot.YU is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Oscarbot.YU 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.