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IRCbot.CCY

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCbot.CCY
Technical name:W32/IRCbot.CCY
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers, and has damaging effects on the affected computer.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 19, 2008
Detection updated on:July 19, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
IRCbot.CCY is a virus that also has the characteristics of a worm.
IRCbot.CCY gets into a computer via e-mail, the Internet, floppy disks, etc, and it spreads by inserting its code in other files and programs. Its effects can range from simply annoying to destructive.
Furthermore, due to its worm characteristics, IRCbot.CCY also spreads by sending out copies of itself. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with the affected computer.

 

IRCbot.CCY is designed to affect one or more specific companies.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it awaits remote-control orders received through IRC.

 

IRCbot.CCY 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.