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It steals confidential data from the affected computer and allows to gain remote access to it.
|First detected on:||Dec. 17, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||April 20, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|MagicPS.A is a Trojan with backdoor characteristics. |
MagicPS.A allows hackers to get into and attack the affected computer. Hackers can capture screenshots, steal personal data, etc.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, MagicPS.A 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.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
MagicPS.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.