New Analysis of Computer Worm Indicates Additional Destructive Payload
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that new analysis of W32.Nimda.A@mm reveals that the worm contains an additional destructive payload that will not only require detection, but removal. The new analysis indicates that the worm is a file infector, overwriting .exe files.
W32.Nimda.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that utilizes multiple methods to spread itself. The worm sends itself out by e-mail, infects machines over the network, and infects unpatched or already vulnerable Microsoft IIS Web servers. The worm also has various side effects, such as increasing network traffic while searching for machines to infect, which may cause network bandwidth problems. W32.Nimda.A@mm will also attempt to create security holes by creating a guest account with administrator privileges and create open shares on the infected system.
Symantec currently provides an integrated detection and repair solution against W32.Nimda.A@mm. In one step, users can download a cure that will simultaneously detect the worm and repair damaged files. The new definitions are available through Symantec’s LiveUpdate feature or from the Symantec Web site http://www.securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/download.html "Using blended Internet security threats - the combination of viruses, exploits, or vulnerabilities - to attack businesses and destroy assets, continue to rise," said Vincent Weafer, senior director of Symantec Security Response. "For the first time, to combat such a fast spreading threat, Symantec integrated its solution for W32.Nimda.A@mm to detect and repair in one seamless step. The integrated solution allows for quick clean up with little downtime, while preventing additional infections."
Symantec Security Response recommends that IT administrators implement the following to stop the propagation of W32.Nimda.A@mm:
Additionally, consumers can immediately protect themselves against the new worm by implementing the following:
Both consumers and enterprises can be infected through a variety of methods.
Symantec provides additional protection against W32.Nimda.A@mm through the following solutions:
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