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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It carries out denial of service attacks against file servers in the local network.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||April 14, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 8, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCContact.AA 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.
- In the local network:
it carries out denial of service attacks against
file servers on the local network.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRCContact.AA 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.