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W32.Picazburt

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 5, 2014
Updated:
February 7, 2014 3:18:34 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
W32.Picazburt is a worm that spreads through instant messaging services.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 5, 2014 revision 006
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 5, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 5, 2014 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 5, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 12, 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: Spreads by sending out malicious links through instant messaging services.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kai Xiao

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