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|Effects: ||Floods IRC chat channels|
|First detected on:||Feb. 11, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 30, 2003|
Coldlife is a backdoor type Trojan that allows a hacker to flood IRC chat channels.
Once it is run, it allows the attacker to gain remote access to the computer and carry out the following actions:
- Send packets of a specific size to a certain IP address.
- Replicate in order to advertise or overload IRC networks.
- Clone other users.
- Log on to a file server with a different user.
- Launch DoS (denial of service) attacks on a specific IP address.
- Use P2P (peer to peer) file sharing programs to send out a large number of files.
Coldlife is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has reached a computer.