Published Jan 24, 2010|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Hamweq.DE

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: WORM_AUTORUN.MGM (Trend Micro) Backdoor.Win32.Poison.apdi (Kaspersky) W32.Ircbrute (Symantec)

Worm:Win32/Hamweq.DE 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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