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W32.Jabberbot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 24, 2013
Updated:
February 25, 2013 8:49:27 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
114,688 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Jabberbot is a worm that spreads through removable drives and opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 24, 2013 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 24, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 27, 2013
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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: Downloads potentially malicious files and opens a back door.
  • Modifies Files: Deletes files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals system information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: 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: Alan Neville

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