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Risk Level 1: Very Low

December 4, 2013
December 12, 2013 3:59:31 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Android.Hesperbot is a Trojan horse for Android devices that opens a back door on the compromised device and may steal information.

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

Package name: com.certificate
Version: 2.0
Name: certificate

Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text "Android" above a green robot on a white background.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 4, 2013 revision 040
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 17, 2015 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 5, 2013
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 17, 2015 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 11, 2013
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals confidential information.


  • 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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