Malware in this family enables cybercriminals to control infected computers remotely. These programs are used to create large groups of zombie computers, known as botnets, which are then exploited for malicious purposes without user knowledge. Criminals can use the infected computers to send spam, crack passwords on remote systems, and perform DDoS attacks and other malicious actions.
Geographical distribution of attacks by the Backdoor.MSIL.Agent family
Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky Lab users worldwide attacked by this malware