Spyki is a web-worm very similar to the Santy family.

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Spyki searches for webservers using vulnerable versions of phpBB software (before version 2.0.11) using Google, Yahoo and AOL. It exploits a vulnerability in a phpBB file to gain access to the server.

The worm can send information remotely through 64 ports. It opens port 6667 to connect to an IRC server to listen for commands. The worm's code contains the string "Atrix Team".


Spyki was at first considered a variant of Santy, an earlier Perl worm. Some variants of Santy were renamed to Spyki after significant differences were found.


Esecurity Planet, Spyki-A Worm Targets phpBB. 2004.12.29, PHP include worm infects search engine-listed sites (HTTP_Spyki_PhpInclude_Worm).

Vsantivirus, Perl/Spyki.A. Infecta sitios que utilizan scripts PHP. 2004.12.28

Александр Гостев. SecureList Blog, Net-Worm.Perl.Spyki. 2004.12.27