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W32.Mytob.DB@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 2, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:39:39 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mytob.DU [Computer Assoc, Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.bd [Kaspe, W32/Mytob.bo@MM [McAfee], W32/Mytob-M [Sophos], WORM_MYTOB.CE [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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

Note: Virus definitions version 70602v, extended version 6/2/2005 rev. 22 or greater are required to detect this threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 2, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 2, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 2, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 2, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 2, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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