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Lootseek.JJ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lootseek.JJ
Technical name:W32/Lootseek.JJ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Horst.v
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands. It downloads and runs files belonging to the Trojan family Rizalof. It spreads across networks, by making copies of itself to the network shared resources it gains access to.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 5, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 8, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lootseek.JJ is a worm that connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, such as:

  • Download and run files.
  • Download and run a Trojan called Rizalof.HV, which sends spam to a list of email addresses downloaded from the Internet.
  • Copy other variants of the Trojan family Rizalof to the netword shared resources.

Lootseek.JJ spreads across networks, by making copies of itself to the network shared resources it gains access to.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lootseek.JJ is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.