New virus on the block “W32.Flamer.B” sibling to “Flameware”

Discovered:
October 15, 2012
Updated:
October 17, 2012 5:03:38 AM
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.Flamer.B is a worm that spreads through removable drives. It also opens a back door and may steal information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 15, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 15, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 15, 2012 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 15, 2012 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 17, 2012
  • 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: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
    • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.

    Distribution

    • Distribution Level: Medium
    • Target of Infection: Spreads through removable drives.

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