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Android.Stiniter

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 8, 2012
Updated:
March 9, 2012 6:36:40 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
620,826 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Stiniter is a Trojan horse for Android devices that sends SMS messages to a premium-rate phone number.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with one of the following names:

APK: android.qpgly.com
Service name: .service.PlayerBindService

APK: android.gdwsklzz.com
Service name: com.gamebox.service.GameUpdateService

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 8, 2012 revision 025
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 8, 2012 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 21, 2012 revision 032
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 14, 2012
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Sends SMS messages to a premium-rate phone number.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals various information about the phone.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Symantec Security Response

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