RE: [SPAM] RE: [Full-Disclosure] interesting trojan found
From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 11:40:59 -0500
For some reason, I was thinking he couldn't see it in systemprocess, but
now that I think about it, you are correct. So it was hiding but not
very well, therefore not the true trojan/rootkit hybrid. Thanks Peter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Kruse [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 11:33 AM
> To: Todd Towles; email@example.com
> Subject: SV: [SPAM] RE: [Full-Disclosure] interesting trojan found
> Hi Todd,
> >But if it is a rootkit, does it not hide from normal AV scanning?
> Nope, you'll see it in the systemprocess, but since it's
> active in memory, you won't be able to end it.
> The trojan is a RDBot variant (Spybot). Like other variants,
> from this string, it spreads across local and remote
> networks. It's uses several exploits to compromise unpactched
> MS Windows boxs, as well as searches for shares with weak
> passwords. When executed, it creates a mutex "[rxBot v0.6.5
> pk + ftpd]". If another instance of this worm is already
> running, it will exit. The malware carries a backdoor that
> allows a malicious user to control the infected host through
> IRC channels. As stated in the first posting, it droppes a
> copy of itself to the windows system folder. Nextup it
> modifies registry with several runas keys under the value
> "update run msword".
> This RDbot includes a keylogger, that will log all keyboard
> activity and save this to a text file. A remote user can
> collect this information through IRC and possibly gain access
> to others services.
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