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W32.Wabot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 14, 2014
Updated:
March 18, 2014 11:18:04 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000
W32.Wabot is a worm that spreads through IRC.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 14, 2014 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 14, 2014 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 15, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 15, 2014 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 19, 2014
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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: Searches for files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through IRC channels.
Writeup By: Nolan Kent

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