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Harebot.M

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

Harebot.M allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • It turns the computer into a platform for malicious action against remote computers surreptitiously.

 

It causes a loss of productivity in the local network to which the compromised computer belongs:

  • It generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer:

     

Means of transmission 


Harebot.M 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  

Harebot.M has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 29440 bytes in size.