Archive for the 'Zotob' Category
w32 Zotob

Here is more info on the Zotob. 

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How to remove Zotob?

Automated “FixZotob.exe” type tools from Symantec & Microsoft

What is the Zotob and what kind of damage can it do?

Not much.. unless it connects with the outside IRC.

Who created the Zotob?

Diabl0 (Turkey)

Why was Zotob created? bot wars?

Zotob.A Worm pandemic

The Zotob Worm has spread across three continents and has brought down systems at CNN, ABC and other networks.  It is a decendant of Mytob.  Zotob exploits the “plug and play” features of unpatched Win 2000 systems and earlier versions of Windows XP. 


The Zotob Worm, like most worms, slows down network connectivity, can shut down/reboot a system, attempts to spread to other systems on the network and ultimately will connect with a remote server to allow downloads of more destructive malware such as virus’ and Trojans.


Zotob Worm Variants: