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W32.Babonock

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 2, 2014
Updated:
September 2, 2014 3:25:50 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
W32.Babonock is a worm that spreads by copying itself to removable drives. It also steals information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 2, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 2, 2014 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 2, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 2, 2014 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 3, 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
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Removable drives.
Writeup By: Kevin Savage

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