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Nuker Program

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nuker Program
Technical name:Nuker Program.MR
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: Nuker
Effects:   It sends massive amounts of information to remote computers. It can damage the Windows Registry or key files for the correct functioning of the computer.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 23, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Nuker Program is a nuker type hacking tool.

A nuker is a program that sends information packets to remote computers. If too much data is received in a short period of time, the affected computer can block, restart, etc. If the affected computer is a server, then it results in a denial of service.

Additionally, a nuker can damage the Windows Registry, the file system or key files needed for the correct functioning of the computer.

 

Nuker Program prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Nuker Program redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Nuker Program redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Nuker Program 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.