Threat Database Backdoors HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a


By JubileeX in Backdoors

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 731
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 7,868
First Seen: January 31, 2014
Last Seen: September 21, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a is a threat that may commit DDoS attacks on determined targets. One of the most threatening aspects of HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a is the fact that HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may launch DDoS attacks regardless of the victim's operating system. Although most DDoS bots before HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.awere exclusive to computers using Windows, malware analysts have observed that HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may launch DDoS attacks from computer systems with the Mac OS or Linux based computers as well. The rise of threats like HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a indicates that it is highly likely that DDoS attacks may also increase in the future.

HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a – Another Misuse for Java

Malware analysts received news of a cross-platform DDoS bot which is Java based. HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a is a Java application, which makes HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a compatible with any operating system that can run Java. This increases the scope of HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a attacks, since its reliance on Java implies that HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may also be used on the Mac OS and Linux computers. However, this also means that shutting off Java and only using it when strictly necessary may stop HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a from running on an affected computer. However, the best way to stop HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a in its tracks is to avoid unsafe online content and always protect your computer with a reliable security application.

Malware analysts that have tried to study HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a have come across strong obfuscation using Zelix Klassmaster whenever they try to study HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a in order to come up with ways for computer users to detect and remove HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a immediately. However, its attack is fairly straightforward. As soon as HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a infects a computer, HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a will take action to ensure that HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a runs automatically when the infected computer starts up. On Windows, HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a makes changes to the Windows Registry. On an Apple Computer, HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may use the automatic launch service and on Linux HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may add itself to /etc/init.d/. Once installed, HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may communicate with its Command and Control server using IRC. Criminals may use IRC to send HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a a simple command with the target's IP address and the type and intensity of the DDoS attack that they want to carry out. HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a may be used to carry out a DDoS attack using several protocols and the number of threads may be specified to make the attack more or less severe.


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