Worm:W32/Rimecud

Classification

Malware

Worm

W32

Worm.Rimecud, Win32.Rimecud

Summary

Worm:W32/Rimecud spreads copies of itself to new victims using the infected machine's resources. Rimecud variants may also install a backdoor onto an infected machine that allows a remote attacker to control the affected machine.

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Technical Details

Worm:W32/Rimecud is a large family of worms that typically spread via email, over removable drives (usually by misusing the Windows Autorun function to infect connected USB drives) and over instant messaging (IM) networks.

Once present on a system, Rimecud will create copies of itself and distribute the copies to new victims, either by sending them out as attachments to email messages, in infected removable drives or via IM networks.

Some Rimecud variants also install a backdoor program onto an infected machine that allows a remote attacker to access and control the system.

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