Threat Description

MyDoom.T

Details

Aliases:MyDoom.T, W32/Mydoom.T@MM, I-Worm.Mydoom.ren, I-Worm.Mydoom.r
Category:Malware
Type:Email-Worm
Platform:W32

Summary



Another new variant of MyDoom worm - Mydoom.T, was found on September 3rd, 2004. This worm variant is similar to previous ones. It spreads in e-mails with different subject and body texts, to Kazaa P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing network and also drops a backdoor component that listens on port 5422. Additionally the worm can perform a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack against Microsoft's website.



Removal


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