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SymbOS.Fakemini

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 3, 2011
Updated:
November 3, 2011 10:56:18 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS, Windows CE
SymbOS.Fakemini is a Trojan horse for Symbian devices that disguises itself as an installation for the Opera Mini browser and sends premium-rate SMS messages to a predetermined number.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 3, 2011 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 3, 2011 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 6, 2012 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 9, 2011
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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: Sends premium-rate SMS messages.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Xiao Jun Xie

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