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PHP.Brobot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 10, 2013
Updated:
January 10, 2013 1:00:19 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
4,096 Bytes
Systems Affected:
Linux
PHP.Brobot is a PHP Trojan horse that allows a remote attacker to use a compromised computer, hosting a Web server, to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 10, 2013 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 10, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 10, 2013 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 10, 2013 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 16, 2013
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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: Allows the compromised computer to be used in DDoS attacks.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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