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Krapack.gen

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Krapack.gen
Technical name:Trj/Krapack.gen
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It is a malicious generic packer with which different malware families are packed. That is the case of the last variants of the Qbot family, which are designed to steal usernames and passwords from websites and domains. This information is coded and then sent to an FTP server. It spreads through the shared resources of the computers it gain access.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 24, 2010
Detection updated on:June 7, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Krapack.gen is a malicious generic packer with which different malware families are packed. Some of them are the last variants of Qbot family, several variants of Bredolad or Krap, like Krap.W.

All the information included here makes reference to the last variants of Qbot.

It is designed to steal usernames and passwords from websites and domains. This information is coded and then sent to an FTP server.

Additionally, it connects to an IRC sever and remains waiting for control commands, like to be distributed again to the computers that have been infected.

Krapack.gen spreads through the shared resources of different computers. In order to access these resources, it uses the usernames and passwords it has previously obtained in all the domain.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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