Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Win32 worm
Prevalence: No Reports

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W32/Rbot-AWS is a network worm with backdoor Trojan functionality for the Windows platform.

W32/Rbot-AWS spreads using a variety of techniques including:
-exploiting weak passwords on computers and SQL servers
-exploiting operating system vulnerabilities
-using backdoors opened by other worms or Trojans.

W32/Rbot-AWS can be controlled by a remote attacker over IRC channels. The backdoor component of W32/Rbot-AWS can be instructed by a remote user to perform the following functions:

start an FTP server
start a Proxy server
start a web server
take part in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
log keypresses
capture screen/webcam images
packet sniffing
port scanning
download/execute arbitrary files
start a remote shell (RLOGIN)
steal product registration information from certain software

The worm copies itself to a file named ming.exe in the Windows system folder and creates the following registry entries:

Microsoft Ming Service

Microsoft Ming Service

Microsoft Ming Service