- February 13, 2007 11:34:09 AM
Anthrax is a virus that writes its viral code to the last few sectors of the hard drive.
Any data stored there is overwritten and destroyed. Infected host programs contain the following encrypted text strings:
Anthrax (c) Damage Inc.
Area of infection: .COM files, .EXE files, floppy boot sectors, master boot records
Region reported: Bulgaria
Characteristics: Multipartite, memory resident
Target platform: DOS
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
Latest Rapid Release version March 9, 2009 revision 053
Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Wild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
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