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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

fdaf

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:fdaf
Technical name:fdaf
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: DDoS
Effects:   It launches distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against servers.
Affected platforms:

Windows 95/3.X

Detection updated on:Dec. 21, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

fdaf is a DDoS (distributed denial of service) type hacking tool.

DDoS attacks occur when hackers recruit several remote computers, and they then use these computers to launch a Denial of Service (DoS) attack to a specific server.

 

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

fdaf 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.

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

 

fdaf uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.