1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Attack Signatures/
  4. System Infected: IRC Bot C and C Activity

System Infected: IRC Bot C and C Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects malicious IRC instructions sent to the infected machine from the C and C servers.

Additional Information

IRC Bot performs automated functions on the infected machine which results in execution of arbitrary commands that's sent to them from the malicious IRC channel it joined.

Affected

  • Various Windows Platforms
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube