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Android.Dogowar

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 15, 2011
Updated:
August 15, 2011 10:48:39 AM
Also Known As:
ANDROIDOS_DOOGRAW.A [Trend]
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Dogowar is a Trojan horse on the Android platform that sends SMS texts to all contacts on the device. It is a repackaged version of a game application called Dog Wars, which can be downloaded from a third party market and must be manually installed.

Android Package Files
The Trojan generally arrives within a repackaged .apk file from a legitimate application with the following characteristics:

APK: DogWars.apk
Service Name: com.dogbite.Rabies

The Trojan has the following icon:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 15, 2011 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 15, 2011 revision 021
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 16, 2011 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 17, 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 SMS messages from Android devices.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Beannie Cai

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