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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Hupigon.KMX

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Hupigon.KMX
Technical name:Bck/Hupigon.KMX
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It spreads , across the Internetand also by being downloaded by other malware.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 12, 2007
Detection updated on:July 12, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Hupigon.KMX 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.

 

Hupigon.KMX 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.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Multidropper.RGP.