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SymbOS.Sendtool.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 18, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:50:42 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
EPOC


SymbOS.Sendtool.A is a Trojan horse that runs on the Symbian operating system, which is the operating system used for Nokia series 60 mobile phones. The Trojan horse drops a hacktool that can be used to send malicious programs, such as variants of the SymbOS.PBStealer family of Trojans, to other mobile devices via Bluetooth.

The Trojan horse arrives on the compromised device as Fspreader.SIS. If the user opens this .sis file, the device Installer displays a dialog box to warn the user that the application may be coming from an untrusted source and may cause potential problems.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 19, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 19, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 25, 2006
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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