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Overview

Threat Risk LOW LOW
Destructivity NONE NONE
Payload
Detection files published
Description created 20 Nov 2001 12:39:00
Description updated 20 Nov 2001 12:39:00
Malware type WORM
Alias
Spreading mechanism IRC
Summary None

IRC script worms

Spreading

Spreading is done by DCC - a file transfer mechanism used by IRC chat programs.

Payload Details

IRC worms may contain any number of payloads. Specifically, since these are network-aware programs, the user may be at risk from unauthorized data access, and being used as a pawn in some Distributed Denial-of-Service scheme.

Analysis

n/a

Removal

n/a


Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015 11:06:15