Worm:W32/Voter

Classification

Malware

Worm

W32

Worm:W32/Voter.A, Worm:W32/Voter.B, Worm:W32/Voter.C, Worm:W32/Voter.D, Worm:W32/Voter.E, W32/Voterai.worm, W32/Voterai.worm.b, TROJ_VOTERAI.A, Trojan.NSIS.Voter.a

Summary

Worm:W32/Voter is a small family of worms distributed in a small executable PE file, most notable for using a GIF image of an African political figure as a decoy to hide its infection activities.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

The Voter family of worms was first discovered in 2007; subsequently, variants with (very few differing characteristics) have occassionally appeared in the following years.

Distribution

Voter worm variants are distributed via small, executable PE files and must be manually executed by the user to infect the system. The name of the file may vary, but samples observed have been named 'Raila Odinga.exe'.

Infection

On arriving on a new system, the worm will typically drop a GIF file containing an image of an African political figure to the desktop, which is used as a decoy to obscure the worm's infection actions.

While the image is being displayed, the executable file copies itself to the windows directory.

Date Created: 2012-03-16 11:00:00.0

Date Last Modified: 2012-03-16 11:00:00.0