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Android.Mobiletx

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 25, 2012
Updated:
July 4, 2012 2:22:52 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Mobiletx is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals information from the compromised device. It may also send SMS messages to a premium-rate number.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as one of the following APK packages:
  • com.tx.blog
  • com.tx.chat
  • com.tx.farm
  • com.tx.fate
  • com.tx.forum
  • com.tx.gold
  • com.tx.honest
  • com.tx.huangdao
  • com.tx.idcard
  • com.tx.look
  • com.tx.love
  • com.tx.pet
  • com.tx.photo
  • com.tx.read
  • com.tx.show
  • com.tx.site
  • com.tx.twitter
  • com.tx.weather

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 24, 2012 revision 040
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 24, 2012 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 25, 2012 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 25, 2012 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 30, 2012
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: Medium
  • Payload: May send SMS messages to a premium-rate number.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Sends personal information to a remote location.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Android devices.
Writeup By: Mario Ballano

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