Malware in this family enables cybercriminals to control infected computers remotely. These programs can be used by criminals to create large groups of zombie computers (botnets), which are then used for malicious purposes without the user’s knowledge. Criminals can use the infected computers to send spam, crack passwords on remote systems, and perform DoS attacks and other malicious actions.
Geographical distribution of attacks by the Backdoor.Win32.Generic family
Geographical distribution of attacks during the period from 1 March 2015 to 1 March 2016
Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky Lab users worldwide who were attacked by this malware