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W32.Flamer.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 15, 2012
Updated:
October 17, 2012 5:03:38 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
W32.Flamer.B is a worm that spreads through removable drives. It also opens a back door and may steal information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 15, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 15, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 15, 2012 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 15, 2012 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 17, 2012
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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: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through removable drives.
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: Cathal Mullaney

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