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Backdoor.Ghostnet

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 30, 2009
Updated:
March 30, 2009 7:04:12 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
173,792 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Backdoor.Ghostnet is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer.

For more information, please read the following:
Ghostnet Toolset—Back Door at the Click of a Button

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 30, 2009 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 21, 2014 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 30, 2009 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 22, 2014 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 1, 2009
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Captures information on the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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