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Spybot.AKE

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spybot.AKE
Technical name:Bck/Spybot.AKE
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , via email, through P2P programs, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, by infecting files that are then distributed.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:March 29, 2010
Detection updated on:March 29, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spybot.AKE 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 generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.

 

Spybot.AKE 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.

 

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