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|Effects:||It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It captures keystrokes. It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users. It awaits remote-control orders to carry out. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies. It does not spread automatically using its own means.|
|First detected on:||Jan. 24, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 24, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies|
BotNet.G is a backdoor that 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 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.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
It reduces the security level of the computer: it awaits remote-control orders received through IRC.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
BotNet.G 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.