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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 21, 2013
February 21, 2013 7:43:06 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Backdoor.Sinflight is a Trojan horse that steals information and opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 21, 2013 revision 020
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 4, 2014 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 21, 2013 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 27, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 27, 2013
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals operating system and network adapter information.


  • 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: Ka Chun Leung, Alan Neville

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