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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 13, 2014
August 8, 2014 10:55:40 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Turla is a Trojan horse that may open a back door and steal information on the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Turla: Spying tool targets governments and diplomats

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 13, 2014 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 21, 2015 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 14, 2014 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 22, 2015 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 15, 2014
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information and sends it back to a remote server.


  • 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: Roberto Sponchioni, Chintan Trivedi

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