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Randon.EG

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Randon.EG
Technical name:W32/Randon.EG.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 6, 2005
Detection updated on:April 6, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Randon.EG is a worm with that has backdoor characteristics. Randon.EG spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, thus preventing users from working on their computers.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, Randon.EG allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. Therefore, hackers will be able to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks carried out on the computer.

 

Randon.EG 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.
  • IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.