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W32.Mytob.SA@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 5, 2008
Updated:
March 5, 2008 10:19:31 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
94,287 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Mytob.SA@mm is a mass-mailing worm that opens a back door and lowers security settings on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 5, 2008 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2008 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 5, 2008
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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
  • Payload: Opens a back door and lowers security settings.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Sean Kiernan

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