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W32.Koobface!gen2

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 9, 2010
Updated:
November 2, 2012 11:54:28 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
W32.Koobface!gen2 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with W32.Koobface.D.

For more information, please see the following resources:
W32.Koobface

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 9, 2010 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 9, 2010 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 9, 2010 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 9, 2010 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 13, 2010
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Gathers authentication cookies and sends them to a remote location.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through social networking Web sites.
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