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W32.Sober.K@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 20, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:33:47 PM
Also Known As:
Sober.K [Computer Associates], Sober.K [F-Secure], Email-Worm.Win32.Sober.k [Kasp, W32/Sober.l@MM [McAfee], W32/Sober.K@mm [Norman], Sober.M [Panda Software], W32/Sober-K [Sophos], WORM_SOBER.K [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Sober.K@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses gathered from a compromised computer. The email will be in either English or German.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 21, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 21, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 21, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Asuka Yamamoto

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