W32.Qakbot is a pretty serious piece of malware that’s been doing the rounds since mid-2009. It is one of a family of threats that are consistently causing trouble, constantly being updated whenever new attack techniques or developments arise.
The threat itself spreads through a number methods; in particular, we have seen it being spread from various websites using old vulnerabilities. Once inside a network, it employs other methods to propagate itself to other computers within the network such as copying itself to removal drives. Qakbot is notorious for stealing information, it collects a wide range of data from infected computers and then uploads it to various FTP accounts.
We recently published a detailed whitepaper on W32.Qakbot but if you don’t have the time to read that, the following infographic tells you what you need to know about Qakbot in a snap.