Backdoor:W32/IRCBot

Classification

Malware

Backdoor

W32

Backdoor:W32/IRCBot, Win32.IRCBot

Summary

A remote administration tool (RAT) that bypasses the security features of a program, computer or network to give unauthorized access or control to its user.

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Technical Details

The detection name Backdoor:W32/IRCBot is used to identify a member of a large group of programs that install a backdoor on an infected machine. The backdoor will then log onto Internet Relay Chat (IRC), the popular instant messaging (IM) system. It may then act as in IRCBot, a type of "bot" that an attacker can control from a modified IRC client.

IRCBots can be used for a variety of malicious actions, such as controlling backdoors or botnets. Backdoors allow a remote attacker to control an infected machine, while botnets can be used to harness a the collective resources of infected machines to perform more resource-intensive actions, such as sending out massive quantities of spam or launching major Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

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