Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Dropped by other malware, Downloaded from the Internet
This malware is related to the Blackhole Exploit kit spam campaign on July 2013. This campaign used the birth of the Royal Baby and the controversy of the movie Ender's Game as lures. Users affected by this threat are redirected to malicious websites that exploit certain vulnerabilities to download malware onto their system. This causes the users' system to exhibit the downloaded malware's malicious routines.
To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.
This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites. It arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages.
25 Jul 2013
Connects to URLs/IPs, Downloads files
This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.
It arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages.
This Trojan takes advantage of the following software vulnerabilities to download possibly malicious files:
After successfully exploiting the said vulnerability, this malware connects to the following URLs to possibly download other malicious files:
Trend Micro detects the dowloaded file as:
25 Jul 2013
26 Jul 2013
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Remove the malware/grayware file dropped/downloaded by JAVA_EXPLOYT.RO
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