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Android.Backflash

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 17, 2013
Updated:
November 8, 2013 3:44:16 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Backflash is a Trojan horse for Android devices that opens a back door and steals information from the compromised device.

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

Package name: com.adobe.flash
Version: 2.2
Name: Adobe Flash Player


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the a letter "F" on a red background.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 17, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 8, 2014 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 17, 2013 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 7, 2014 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised device.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Tommy Dong

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