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It connects to IRC channels and waits for remote commands ordered by an attacking user. It reaches the computer in an email message which seems to contain a Christmas card attached.
|First detected on:||Dec. 21, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||May 19, 2010|
Zapchast.EX is a backdoor which is designed to connect to IRC channels and wait for instructions that allow an attacking user to access and control the computer remotely.
Zapchast.EX reaches the computer in an email message about which seems to contain a Christmas card attached.
Zapchast.EX is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message which seems to contain a Christmas card attached.
In order to view the card, users are required to install a new Flash Player version (FLASHPLAYER2009.EXE). Once this file is run, the Picture viewer is opened and displays a message like the following, informing users that the download has finished, but actually no card is displayed:
As can be seen in the picture, its title is IDIOT.JPG.