MALWARE: Zotob Worm

Zotob is a computer worm which exploits security vulnerabilities in Microsoft operating systems like Windows 2000, including the MS05-039 plug-and-play vulnerability. This worm has been known to spread on Microsoft-ds or TCP port 445.

It was declared that the Zotob worms cost an average of $97,000 as well as 80 hours of cleanup per company affected.[1]

 

Incidents Caused by this Malware

  • August 1, 2005: Cyber worm shuts down 13 Auto plants in US

Threat Actors Known to use this Malware

No threat actors identified

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