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IRCbot.CPQ

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCbot.CPQ
Technical name:W32/IRCbot.CPQ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 10, 2009
Detection updated on:July 10, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    
IRCbot.CPQ is a worm with that has backdoor characteristics. IRCbot.CPQ spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, thus preventing users from working on their computers.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, IRCbot.CPQ allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. Therefore, hackers will be able to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks carried out on the computer.

 

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.CPQ 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.