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Sdbot.LFY

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sdbot.LFY
Technical name:W32/Sdbot.LFY.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It listens on open ports in order to allow remote access to the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 4, 2007
Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

Sdbot.LFY 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.