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Backdoor.Akak

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 2, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:27:03 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Win32.BoomRaster.a (K
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows

Backdoor.Akak is a backdoor server that also creates a SOCKS proxy on the compromised system. Reports indicate that Web sites exploiting the Microsoft Internet Explorer Drag And Drop File Installation Vulnerability may install it.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 3, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 3, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 8, 2004
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Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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