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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||March 27, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 27, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.VT 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 reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality; it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRCBot.VT 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.