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Android.GeoFake

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 2, 2012
Updated:
April 2, 2012 7:07:31 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.GeoFake is a Trojan horse for Android devices that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 2, 2012 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 2, 2012 revision 018
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 3, 2012 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 3, 2012 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 4, 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 premium-rate numbers.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Android devices.
Writeup By: Branko Spasojevic

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