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Backdoor.Sdbot

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 30, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:39:02 AM
Also Known As:
IRC-Sdbot [McAfee], Backdoor.IRC.SdBot [Kaspersky], BKDR_SDBOT.B [Trend], Troj/Sdbot-B [Sophos], Win32.SdBot.14176 [CA]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Backdoor.Sdbot is a Trojan horse that opens a back door and allows a remote attacker to control a computer by using Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The Trojan can update itself by checking for newer versions on the Internet.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 1, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 28, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 1, 2002 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 28, 2013 revision 038
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 1, 2002
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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Serghei Sevcenco

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