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Agent.LZE

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

Agent.LZE allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

It avoids being detected by the user by using the following techniques:
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:

    It then sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

     

    It reduces the security level of the computer:

    • It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
    • It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.

     

Means of transmission 


Agent.LZE does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Further Details  

Agent.LZE has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 40960 bytes in size.