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Android.Hippo

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 12, 2011
Updated:
July 12, 2011 3:35:47 PM
Also Known As:
ANDROIDOS_HIPPOSMS.A [Trend]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
170,769 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Hippo is a Trojan horse that sends SMS messages to premium-rate phone numbers.

Credit to Dr. Jiang of NCSU.edu for finding this threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 12, 2011 revision 020
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 12, 2011 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 11, 2011 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 13, 2011
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
  • Payload: Sends an SMS to a premium-rate number.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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