Gammima

Gammima

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Gammima, also known as Gamina and sometimes referred to as Worm.Win32. Gammima, is a computer worm that was first discovered in 2007. This malicious software is known to spread via removable storage devices like USB drives.

Once Gammima is executed on a computer, it typically attempts to steal data, particularly targeting online game login information. This data is then sent to a remote server controlled by the malware author or distributor. The stolen information could be used for various purposes, such as selling game accounts or virtual goods for real money.

Gammima made headlines in 2008 when it was found on laptops aboard the International Space Station, demonstrating how malware can potentially spread even to such isolated systems if appropriate security measures are not in place.

Just like with any other form of malware, protection against Gammima involves keeping your operating system and software up-to-date, using reliable security software, being cautious with removable storage devices, and avoiding suspicious websites, emails, or files.

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