124123 Dialer Profile
124123 Dialer was first discovered on June 1 of 2005. It is unknown who its distributor is, but it is most likely transmitted from pornographic websites. Considered the first of the class of malware programs called “Trojans,” Dialers have little intent but to bring harm to users.
124123 Dialer, as most programs of its type, is installed on your computer by an ActiveX drive-by download. It has also been seen to be manually installed in some cases. In fact, many Dialers claim to provide a service that connects the user to “exclusive porn content.”
124123 Dialer’s main attack is that it hijacks your computer’s dial-up modem. A random pop-up dialer will appear asking for your country of origin. It then exploits it to call long distance, 911 services or “900” phone numbers instead of the user’s typical Internet service provider. This can result in enormous phone bills and trouble with the police. The vendor shares in the profits with the phone number’s server, if they aren’t themselves the owner.
124123 Dialer can also serve as a component for other malware programs. Trojans, such as Downloaders and Backdoors are common, as are Worms. This has become a more typical use for Dialers since dial-up modems are being used less often. In this capacity, it provides the connection to the server, usually by IRC technology.
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