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It logs keystrokes in a file that is sent to a hacker and allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
|First detected on:||March 30, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||March 30, 2004|
|VB.X is a Trojan with backdoor characteristics. |
VB.X allows hackers to get into and attack the affected computer. Hackers can capture screenshots, steal personal data, etc.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, VB.X 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:
keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.
VB.X 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.