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Risk Level 1: Very Low

25 June 2012
26 June 2012 11:32:31 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Android.Twikabot is a Trojan horse for Android devices that attempts to steal information.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive through email as a package with the following name:

APK: be_social_plugin.apk

Once installed, the application will not display an icon. The device package browser does however display the following:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 25 June 2012 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version 19 February 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version 25 June 2012 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version 25 June 2012 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 27 June 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Attempts to steal information from the device.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Kevin Savage
2015 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 20