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W32.Sober.V@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 14, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:46:28 PM
Also Known As:
CME-157, Win32.Sober.Q [Computer Associ, W32/Sober.t@MM [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Sober.V@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to spread. It sends itself as an email attachment to addresses gathered from the compromised computer. The email may be in either English or German.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 15, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 31, 2012 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 15, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 31, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 16, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Elia Florio

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