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It allows to gain remote access to 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 does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||May 16, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||July 6, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Barracuda.A 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.
- In the local network:
it carries out denial of service attacks against
file servers, mail servers and web servers or databases on the local network.
- On remote sites: it launches denial of service attacks against Web servers or remote databases.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
Barracuda.A 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.