List of computer worms

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Name Alias(es) Type Subtype Isolation Date Isolation Origin Author Notes
Badtrans Mass mailer November 24, 2001 Installed a keylogger; distributed logged information
Bagle Beagle, Mitglieder, Lodeight January 18, 2004 Mass mailer
Blaster Lovesan August 11, 2003 Gruel.exe Makes all exe's unusable so the computer probably can't reboot Hopkins, Minnesota Jeffrey Lee Parson Targeted toward Bill Gates; contained message "billy gates why do you make this possible ? Stop making money and fix your software!!"
Brontok W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM, W32.Rontokbro@mm, BackDoor.Generic.1138, W32/Korbo-B, Worm/Brontok.a, Win32.Brontok.A@mm, Worm.Mytob.GH, W32/Brontok.C.worm, and Win32/Brontok.E, W32.Rontokbro.D@mm. October 3, 2005 Indonesia Spread through an Indonesian e-mail headed with "stop the collapse in this country"; destroys firewalls
BuluBebek W32/VBWorm.QXE October 10, 2008
Code Red Server Jamming Worm July, 2001 This worm allows hackers to hack your complete network from the location. The Heart Bleed virus allows hackers to steal data like credit card numbers, passwords, and other personal information. This worm is critical, it may crash your Operating system and also other devices (such as printer, scanner and tablet, magic jack, Camera) which are connected under the same network
Daprosy Worm Worm.Win32.VB.arz, W32.Autorun.worm.h, W32/Autorun-AMS, Worm:Win32/Autorun.UD Trojan worm Mass mailer July 15, 2009 Replaces folders with .EXE's, key logger, slow mass mailer
Code Red II August 4, 2001 Exploited Microsoft Internet Information Server security holes.
Dabber W32/Dabber-C, W32/Dabber.A May 14, 2004
Doomjuice Feb 11, 2004 Attacked computers that had previously been infected by the Mydoom worm.
ExploreZip I-Worm.ZippedFiles June 6, 1999 Spread through zipped documents in a spam e-mail.
Father Christmas HI.COM December 1988
Hybris Snow White, Full Moon, Vecna.22528 December 11, 2000 Brazil Vecna Spread through an e-mail from "haha@sexyfun.net"
ILOVEYOU Loveletter, LoveBug May 4, 2000 Manila, Philippines
Kaja Parasite
Kak worm October 22, 1999 Restarted the computer after 5pm, on the first day of each month, and displayed the message: "Driver Memory Error - Kagou-Anti-Kro$oft says not today !"
Klez October 2001
Koobface December 2008 Targeted MySpace and Facebook users with a heading of "Happy Holidays"
Mabutu July 27, 2004
Melissa Simpsons, Kwyjibo, Kwejeebo March 26, 1999 David L. Smith Not originally intended as harmful, but crashed servers by flooding them with e-mail
Morris November 2, 1988 Robert Tappan Morris This computer worm has been spread by hackers, for the intention of easily spying on your computer without your notification. They can even steal your passwords, internet banking information and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system, or else It will slow down and make your computer crash.
Mydoom W32.MyDoom@mm, Novarg, Mimail.R, Shimgapi January 26, 2004 Fastest-spreading e-mail worm known; used to attack SCO Group.
Mylife W32.MyLife.C@mm April 2, 2002 [1]
Navidad
Netsky February 18, 2004 Germany Sven Jaschan
Nimda September 2001 Originally suspected to be connected to Al Qaeda because of release date; uses multiple infection vectors
Sadmind May 8, 2001
Sasser Big One April 30, 2004 Sven Jaschan Network worm.
Sircam Spread through e-mail with text like "I send you this file in order to have your advice."
Sober CME-681, WORM_SOBER.AG October 24, 2003 Germany, possibly from National Democratic Party of Germany Was disguised as e-mail from United States government.
Sobig
SQL Slammer DDOS.SQLP1434.A, the Sapphire Worm, SQL_HEL, W32/SQLSlammer Caused global Internet slowdown
Stuxnet Win32/Stuxnet June 2010 First malware to attack SCADA systems.
Swen
Supernova Worm Supova, Hello Kitty July 10, 2002 Posed as files relating to video games Quake and Grand Theft Auto; attacked Christian websites
Upering Annoyer.B, Sany July 22, 2003
Trood worm W32/Bolgimo.worm
W32/Fus.worm
W32/Heur
W32/IRCbot.worm W32/Checkout, W32.Mubla, W32/IRCBot-WB, and Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.aaq Trojan Worm Backdoor June 1, 2007 It provides a backdoor server and allows a remote intruder to gain access and control over the computer via an IRC channel.
WANK OILZ October 1989 Spread a pacifist, anti-nuclear political message
Welchia Nachia A helpful worm meant to install security patches.
Witty March 19, 2004 Appeared very rapidly after announcement of Internet Security Systems vulnerability
Zotob Farid Essebar and Atilla Ekici

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