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Lootseek.JI

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lootseek.JI
Technical name:Trj/Lootseek.JI
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. 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. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 5, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 5, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lootseek.JI is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

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

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
  • On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it awaits remote-control orders received through IRC.

 

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 injects itself in running processes.
  • It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.

 

It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:

  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.

 

Lootseek.JI 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.