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It allows to enter and attack the affected computer, and gain remote access to it.
|First detected on:||Oct. 16, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 16, 2003|
|IRC.Cloner is a Trojan with backdoor characteristics. |
IRC.Cloner allows hackers to get into and attack the affected computer. Hackers can capture screenshots, steal personal data, etc.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, IRC.Cloner allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. Therefore, hackers will be able to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks car-ried out on the computer.
IRC.Cloner 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.