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It spreads and affects other computers.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It carries out denial of service attacks against file servers in the local network.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet, through P2P programs, via IRC, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||March 4, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 4, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gaobot.MLJ is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information; screenshots of actions carried out.
- In the local network:
it carries out denial of service attacks against
file servers on the local network.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or FTP.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Gaobot.MLJ uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.