1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. Android.Ackposts

Android.Ackposts

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 22, 2012
Updated:
July 31, 2012 8:19:03 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
47,436 bytes; 90,505 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Ackposts is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals the Contacts information from the compromised device and sends it to a predetermined location.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following name:

APK: BatteryLong.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: Long life battery in Japanese

APK: com.mmmm.bl.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: Long life battery in Japanese


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text "long life battery" in Japanese or the image of headphones.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 22, 2012 revision 033
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 23, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 31, 2012 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 25, 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: Steals the Contacts information from the compromised device.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Sends the Contacts information to a predetermined location.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Asuka Yamamoto

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver