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Android.Fakelemon

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 4, 2012
Updated:
December 6, 2012 11:05:49 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakelemon is a Trojan horse for Android devices that blocks certain SMS messages and may subscribe to services without the user's consent.

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

Package name: com.android.nmh.reader
Version: 1.17.10036


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with Chinese characters.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 4, 2012 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 4, 2012 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 4, 2012 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 4, 2012 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 5, 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
  • Releases Confidential Info: Sends SMS messages to a remote location.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Daniel Xiang

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