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Mitglieder.RI

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mitglieder.RI
Technical name:Trj/Mitglieder.RI
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , via IRC, through shared network resources.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 5, 2008
Detection updated on:Jan. 5, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mitglieder.RI is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.

 

Mitglieder.RI 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.
  • IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.