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SymbOS.Flocker.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 11, 2009
Updated:
February 11, 2009 6:24:37 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan:SymbOS/Flocker [F-Secure], SymbOS.Flocker.A1 [Symantec], SymbOS.Flocker.A2 [Symantec], SymbOS.Flocker.A3 [Symantec]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS
SymbOS.Flocker.A is a Trojan horse written in Python for the Symbian S60 2nd edition platform that attempts to send SMS messages to a predetermined number.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 11, 2009 revision 021
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 11, 2009 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 18, 2009
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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
  • Payload: Attempts to send SMS messages to a predetermined number.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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