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Cakl.AB

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cakl.AB
Technical name:Bck/Cakl.AB
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 26, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 26, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Cakl.AB 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: passwords saved by certain Windows services; keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information; screenshots of actions carried out.

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it awaits remote-control orders received through HTTP; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.

 

Cakl.AB does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.