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W32.Qakbot - What You Should Know

Created: 03 Jun 2011 14:36:55 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:20:48 GMT • Translations available: 日本語
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W32.Qakbot is a pretty serious piece of malware that’s been doing the rounds since mid-2009. It is one of a family of threats that are consistently causing trouble, constantly being updated whenever new attack techniques or developments arise.  
 
The threat itself spreads through a number methods; in particular, we have seen it being spread from various websites using old vulnerabilities. Once inside a network, it employs other methods to propagate itself to other computers within the network such as copying itself to removal drives. Qakbot is notorious for stealing information, it collects a wide range of data from infected computers and then uploads it to various FTP accounts. 
 
We recently published a detailed whitepaper on W32.Qakbot but if you don’t have the time to read that, the following infographic tells you what you need to know about Qakbot in a snap.