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Peer-To-Peer Trojan Worm Attacks Enterprises

March 30th, 2006

Security experts at MicroWorld Technologies inform that Trojan.Win32.Inject.t or W32/Inject-H is a new peer-to peer worm with IRC backdoor Trojan capacities. Inject.t can run in the background of a computer by working as a Server that allows a hacker to control the system via IRC channels.

Exploiting Windows vulnerabilities, this worm will proliferate in networks. First it copies itself into a shared folder on the local machine. From there, the P2P network takes over to contact other computers in the network and helps them download and execute the infected file.

MicroWorld experts observe that it even mimics network protocol of specific file-sharing networks by responding to file requests and distributes the infected component across the network.

“This one can get quiet nasty if an attacker is eying the business critical information of an enterprise. Through a single point, this Trojan spreads wide and fast to other computers to expose the total network to a hacker. Sitting in remote place, the hacker has your enterprise at his finger tips,” explains Govind Rammurthy, CEO, MicroWorld Technologies.

MicroWorld has constituted a special team working to identify and tackle various breeds of Trojan menace. One of the most dynamic segments of malware, this one has new types coming out almost everyday. Equally effective against home users and enterprises, Trojans are key culprits in many recent financial frauds and intellectual property thefts. Some of them are known to even disable many AntiVirus softwares and Firewalls on the computer.

“Some recent Trojans with advanced backdoor capacities can send and receive files, execute them, display notifications and even destroy the entire database if they want so! In a coordinated attack they work on specific tasks systematically, to bring an entire organization to its knees. The only way to combat them is to enforce an Integrated Security Policy across all levels, powered by advanced malware protection and Content Security,” affirms Govind Rammurthy.

MicroWorld, the software firm that developed the world’s most advanced AntiVirus and Content Security Solutions eScan and MailScan, protects enterprises with a Centralized Management Console and multilayered security for all endpoints, powered by a patent-pending technology named MWL.

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