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Symantec’s Top 10 Malcious Threats For October 03

Symantec’s Top 10 Malcious Threats For October 2003

Symantec, the world leader in Internet Security, releases monthly intelligence reports which list in order of severity, the most malicious threats in Asia Pacific:

+ GLOBAL TOP TEN THREATS
ASIA PACIFIC TOP TEN THREATS
1 W32.Bugbear.B@mm HTML.Redlof.A
2. W32.Swen.A@mm W32.Swen.A@mm
3. HTML.Redlof.A W32.Welchia.Worm
4. Trojan.Bootconf W32.Bugbear.B@mm
5. W32.Klez.H@mm W32.Blaster.Worm
6. W32.Blaster.Worm Trojan.Bootconf
7. W32.Dumaru@mm W32.Nolor@mm
8. W32.Welchia.Worm W95.Hybris.worm
9. W95.Hybris.worm Trojan.PWS.QQPass
10. Trojan.Startpage W32.HLLW.Raleka

According to Symantec Security Response, Asia Pacific, analysis of the October data:
There are several trojans that make it into the top ten malicious threats list for October including Trojan.Bootconf and Trojan.PWS.QQPass.E

A trojan is a program that neither replicates or copies itself but does damage or compromises the security of the computer. Typically, it relies on someone emailing it to a user – it does not email itself.

Trojan.Bootconf is a trojan Horse that modifies the TCP/IP settings to point to a different DNS server. It will also change your home page and search page in Internet Explorer to connect to out.true-counter.com.

Trojan.PWS.QQPass.E is another variant of the Trojan.PWS.QQPass family. It is a password-stealing Trojan Horse that steals passwords and user information. The Trojan is a Visual Basic application that requires the presence of Microsoft Visual Basic run-time libraries for it to run.
Consumers can visit Symantec’s Security Check to find out if there systems still have these threats on their PC’s at: www.symantec.com/securitycheck.

For further information regarding these threats, please visit the Symantec Security Response: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/

About Symantec
Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec’s Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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