Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: IstanbulCCC, Tubo, ystanbul


This is a typical stealth boot sector virus, which beeps and displays this text after every 15 infected floppies:

ystanbulCCC was here! He he  

Otherwise the virus just spreads.

IstanbulCCC was reported to be in the wild in the UK in April 1996.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


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Technical Details:Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1996


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