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SymbOS.Keaf

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 29, 2006
Updated:
May 4, 2007 1:06:35 AM
Also Known As:
Symb/Keaf-A [Sophos], SYMBOS_FEAKS.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
3,276 bytes
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS
SymbOS.Keaf is a proof of concept worm that spreads through SMS messages.

Note: Virus definitions dated March 14, 2007 or earlier may detect this threat as SymbOS.Feakks.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 30, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 30, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 1, 2006
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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Other phones that are listed in the contact list of the compromised device.
Writeup By: Masaki Suenaga

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