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IRCbot.D

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCbot.D
Technical name:Bck/IRCbot.D
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  It connects to an IRC channel and carries out actions as redirecting and scanning ports, downloading and running files, launching denial of service attacks and sending the backdoor via IRC.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 7, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

IRCBot.D is a backdoor that has been massively sent in an e-mail message with the subject Last Update and the attachment NAV32.EXE. The message tricks the user into thinking that it comes from an antivirus enterprise.

When the attached file is run, IRCBot.D goes memory resident and connects to an IRC channel.

IRCBot.D receives remote control commands via IRC in order to carry out the following actions, among others: redirect ports, download and run files, scan ports, update the backdoor, launch denial of service (DoS) attacks and send the backdoor to other IRC channels.

Visible Symptoms 

    

IRCBot.D is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It has been massively sent in an e-mail message that has the following characteristics:
    Sender:
    updates@symantec.com

    Subject:
    Last Update

    Attachments:
    NAV32.EXE
  • The attached file has the following icon: