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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

RaHack.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RaHack.A
Technical name:W32/RaHack.F.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/RaHack
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services. It causes the slowdown of the system, preventing planned tasks from being carried out. It listens on open ports in order to allow remote access to the computer. It spreads , via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 19, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 19, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

RaHack.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

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

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: causes system slowdowns.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.

 

RaHack.A 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.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.