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It spreads and affects other computers.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||April 8, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||April 8, 2010|
Qbot.AE 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:
passwords saved by certain Windows services; email addresses.
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely; it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or FTP.
Qbot.AE 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.