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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.
Writeup By: Cathal Mullaney

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