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It receives remote control commands such as scanning IP addresses in search for computers to affect, launch DoS attacks or download and run files.
|First detected on:||Aug. 19, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 25, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.KN is a backdoor that connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands. It can be instructed to search for computers to affect, launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, download files, etc.
IRCBot.KN does not spread by its own means, but it can receive control commands to exploit the LSASS vulnerability and affect other vulnerable computers.>
It is highly recommendable to download the security patch for the vulnerability LSASS from the Microsoft website.
IRCBot.KN is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.