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Backdoor.Darkmoon

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 18, 2005
Updated:
August 19, 2005 9:39:22 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Backdoor.Darkmoon is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer and has keylogging capabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 18, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 13, 2014 revision 003
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 19, 2005 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 14, 2014 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 23, 2005 revision 008
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 1000+
  • Number of Sites: 10+
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer. May hide presence of files/folders based on hard coded string.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information and sends it to a remote location.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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