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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
Writeup By: Sean Kiernan

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