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Android.Tapsnake

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 12, 2010
Updated:
August 12, 2010 2:53:21 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan:AndroidOS/Tapsnake [F-Secure], Troj/TapSnake-A [Sophos], TapSnake.A [Panda Software]
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Tapsnake is a Trojan horse for Android phones that is embedded into a game. It tracks the phone's location and posts it to a remote web service.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 12, 2010 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 12, 2010 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 17, 2012 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2010
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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: Posts the phone's location to a web service.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Mario Ballano

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