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Nuker

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nuker
Technical name:Nuker Program
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: Nuker
Effects:  It attacks and blocks certain systems.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 27, 2002
Detection updated on:Oct. 27, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Nuker is not an specific nuker type Hacking Tool, but a generic detection for future variants of the Nuker family. This group of nuker type Hacking Tools has the following common characteristics:

  • These applications are tools used to attack and block certain systems.
  • They usually exploit known vulnerabilities (programming errors) in the systems they attack.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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