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Poebot.JH

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Poebot.JH
Technical name:Bck/Poebot.JH
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:July 27, 2006
Detection updated on:July 27, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Poebot.JH is a backdoor that 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 uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Poebot.JH 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.