Published Dec 15, 2009|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Hamweq.BW

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.egq (Kaspersky) W32.SillyIM (Symantec)

Summary

Worm:Win32/Hamweq.BW is a worm that spreads via removable drives, such as USB memory sticks. It contains an IRC-based backdoor, which may be used by a remote attacker to order the affected machine to participate in Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or to download and execute arbitrary files.

 

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