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|Alias:||W32/NetSky.U@mm, WORM_NETSKY.U, I-Worm.Netsky.v, W32/Netsky-U|
It attempts to launch Denial of Service attacks against several web pages and installs a backdoor that listens to the TCP port 6789.
|First detected on:||April 8, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||April 15, 2004|
Netsky.U is a worm that attempts to launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against several web pages, between April 14 and 23, inclusive.
In addition, Netsky.U installs a backdoor, which listens to the TCP port 6789.
Netsky.U spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics. However, it always includes an attached file with a PIF extension.
Netsky.U is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.
However, Netsky.U spreads in an e-mail message that always includes an attached file with a PIF extension.