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IRCbot.CWJ

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCbot.CWJ
Technical name:Bck/IRCbot.CWJ
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:April 19, 2010
Detection updated on:April 21, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
IRCbot.CWJ is a worm with that has backdoor characteristics. IRCbot.CWJ 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.CWJ 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.

 

IRCbot.CWJ does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.