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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It sends the information it has captured to a remote user.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It awaits remote-control orders to carry out.
, across the Internet, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Aug. 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 15, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Codbot.CM 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 captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
downloads or drops other malware on the computer: Deletme.A; it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
Codbot.CM 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.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.