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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
Writeup By: Dumitru Stama

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