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It attempts to connect to an IRC channel in order to receive remote control commands: launch flooding attacks, send confidential information on the system, download and execute files, etc.
|First detected on:||May 31, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||March 14, 2005|
Cult.J is a worm that goes memory resident and attempts to connect to an specific channel of an IRC server.
If sucessful, it allows a remote user to carry out the following actions, among others, in the affected computer:>
- Launch flooding attacks.
- Send confidential information on the system to the hacker.
- Download and execute files.
- Send the worm to other IRC channels.
- Send the worm massively in e-mail messages.
- Update and uninstall the worm.
Cult.J spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject Hello, I sent you a beautiful love card. ^_* and the attached file BEAUTIFULLOVE.PIF.
Cult.J is easy to recognize as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
Hello, I sent you a beautiful love card. ^_*
To see your Card, Please open the attachment.
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