Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It captures keystrokes.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via IRC, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||June 13, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||June 13, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCbot.CBC is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
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 reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or HTTP.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
IRCbot.CBC 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.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.