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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It carries out denial of service attacks against remote web servers or databases.
It listens on open ports in order to allow remote access to the computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||July 24, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||July 24, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
MachBot.A 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.
- On remote sites: it launches denial of service attacks against Web servers or remote databases.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
MachBot.A 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.