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It sends multiple information packets in order to block remote computers.
|First detected on:||April 19, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||April 19, 2004|
MSN.A is a flooder type hacking tool.
A flooder sends multiple information packets in order to block the target computer.
A flooder is normally used to attack IRC channels or standalone computers. It can also result in a denial of service (DoS) if the attacked computer is a server.
MSN.A 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.