Published May 03, 2006|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Cissi

Alert level: High Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
 
Win32/Cissi is a mass-mailing and network worm with a backdoor component. The worm can spread to remote NetBIOS shares by trying weak account name and password combinations. Some variants of the worm can gather email addresses from the infected computer and send a copy of the worm to those addresses as an e-mail attachment. Win32/Cissi has an additional component that connects to an IRC server to serve as a backdoor.

 

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