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Singu.AM

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Singu.AM
Technical name:Bck/Singu.AM
Threat level:Low
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It is designed to open a port in the affected computer, through which it can be remotely controlled by an attacker. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 14, 2008
Detection updated on:Sept. 18, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Singu.AM is a backdoor which installs itself as a service in the system and opens a port in the affected computer, through which it can be remotely controlled by an attacker.

This would allow him to carry out malicious actions, such as controlling connections, logging keytrokes, configuring connection parameters, accessing the Windows Registry, etc.

Singu.AM does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Singu.AM is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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