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Malam.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Malam.B
Technical name:Trj/Malam.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:Exploit.HTML.DragDrop
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It opens the port 9687 and makes the affected computer act as a proxy server.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 21, 2004
Detection updated on:June 6, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Malam.B is a Trojan that opens the port 9687 and makes the affected computer act as a proxy server.

The proxy server acts as an intermediary between the attacker's computer and the final site to which the attacker connects in order to carry out several actions.

These are usually malicious actions, such as sending massive spam, accessing a computer remotely in order to get confidential information, launching denial of service (DoS) attacks, etc.

By doing so, it seems as if the computer affected by Malam.B were the one connecting to the site, so the attacker's identity is never revealed.

Malam.B usually reaches the computer using a spammed e-mail message that contains a link to a web address that hosts a script. When the user clicks the link, this script downloads Malam.B to the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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