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PoisonIvy.E allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It accesses several websites from which it downloads and runs files. The downloads can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
It avoids being detected by the user by using the following techniques:
- It injects itself into running processes so that no unusual processes are seen.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
- Keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.
- Screenshots of actions carried out.
It then sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
- It listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
Means of transmission
PoisonIvy.E does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the 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.
PoisonIvy.E has the following additional characteristics:
- It is written in the programming language Assembler x86-32 bit.
- It is 7680 bytes in size.