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Risk Level 1: Very Low

December 27, 2012
December 27, 2012 4:18:00 PM
Systems Affected:
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

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 Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the device.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Branko Spasojevic

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