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|First detected on:||Dec. 5, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 5, 2005|
Blackmail.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Blackmail.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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.