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Ircbot.CGO

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ircbot.CGO
Technical name:Bck/Ircbot.CGO
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users. It awaits remote-control orders to carry out. It spreads , via mapped drives.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 1, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 1, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Ircbot.CGO 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 affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.

 

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

 

Ircbot.CGO 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.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.