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Generic Botnet Client Detection

High

Synopsis

The remote host has been compromised and is running a 'backdoor' program.

Description

The remote host appears to be running a machine that has been compromised and is being controlled by a botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised computers that are remotely controlled by a malicious bot administrator. Botnets are commonly used for sending spam running Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against other networks scanning and compromising new systems Installing sniffers Installing keyloggers Identify theft

Solution

Manually inspect the machine for malicious processes. In addition, you may wish to consider installing security software that detects and blocks this sort of malicious software.