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Android.Mania

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 29, 2012
Updated:
July 7, 2012 12:42:43 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Mania 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 the following name:

APK: PhoneLocator_Pro_4.6.apk
Name: PhoneLocator Pro

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text of "PhoneLocator Pro":




Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version pending
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 11, 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.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kevin Savage

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