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Android.Fakekakao

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 16, 2013
Updated:
July 17, 2013 2:17:44 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakekakao is a Trojan horse for Android devices sends SMS messages to contacts stored on the compromised device.

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

Package name: com.kakao.talk.plus
APK: com.kakao.talk.plus_1.0.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: Kakao Talk Security


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon of a yellow square with a black speech bubble containing the word "TALK"


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 16, 2013 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 16, 2013 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 16, 2013 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 16, 2013 revision 032
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 17, 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: Opens a back door on the device. Sends SMS messages to contacts listed on the device.

Distribution

  • 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: Dumitru Stama

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