Linux/Gafgyt [Threat Name]

Detection created2014-12-02
Short description

Linux/Gafgyt serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.

Information stealing

The following information is collected:

  • MAC address
  • computer IP address

The trojan can send the information to a remote machine.


Other information

The trojan receives data and instructions for further action from the Internet or another remote computer within its own network (botnet).


The trojan contains a list of IP addresses. The IRC, HTTP protocol is used in the communication.


It can execute the following operations:

  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • execute shell commands
  • perform DoS/DDoS attacks
  • send gathered information
  • perform port scanning to detect presence of          Telnet          service

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