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W32.Mydoom.BU@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 26, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:39:22 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mytob.{DI, DJ, DL} [Computer Associates], Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.{az, ba} [Kaspersky Lab], W32/Mytob.{be-bg}@MM [McAfee], W32/Mytob-{L, CM, CN} [Sophos], WORM_MYTOB.FC [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Mydoom.BU@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send an email to addresses that it gathers from the compromised computer and that has back door capabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 26, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 26, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 5, 2013 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 1, 2005
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Hyun Choi

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