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Boxed.M

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

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

First detected on:April 7, 2005
Detection updated on:April 7, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Boxed.M 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.

 

Boxed.M 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.