[Dshield] A snippet from MSNBC's write up on bugbear (enables modems)

Paul Marsh pmarsh at nmefdn.org
Thu Jun 5 20:09:30 GMT 2003


"First, it installs so-called back-door software on infected machines, which would allow anyone with knowledge of the back door to break into the computer later. But if a network connection isn't present, BugBear then goes searching for a modem, enables it, then tries to get the computer to dial out, probably to reach the virus author." 




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