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It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them. It spreads and affects other computers.
|First detected on:||Sept. 9, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 9, 2003|
|Eyeveg.A is a worm with the characteristics of a Trojan. |
Eyeveg.A spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its Trojan characteristics, Eyeveg.A allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
Eyeveg.A 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.