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Android.Sysecsms

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 27, 2012
Updated:
December 27, 2012 4:18:00 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Sysecsms is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals information from the compromised device.

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

Package name: com.android.systemsecurity
APK: mms475843.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: System Service


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text "System Service".


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 27, 2012 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 27, 2012 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 27, 2012 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 27, 2012 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 2, 2013
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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.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the device.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Branko Spasojevic

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