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IRCBot.CKC

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCBot.CKC
Technical name:W32/IRCBot.CKC.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It awaits remote-control orders to carry out. It downloads files from several websites. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , via IRC.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 23, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 23, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

IRCBot.CKC is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

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

 

IRCBot.CKC accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

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

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

IRCBot.CKC 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.