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Android.Malminer

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 27, 2014
Updated:
March 28, 2014 2:15:17 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Malminer is a Trojan horse for Android devices that mines cryptocurrencies on the compromised device.



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

Package names:
  • com.socialtokenmobile.prized.android
  • com.originalsongs321
Name: Prized


Permissions
When the Trojan is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access location information, such as Cell-ID or WiFi
  • Access location information, such as GPS information
  • Access information about networks
  • Access information about the WiFi state
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Initiate a phone call without using the Phone UI or requiring confirmation from the user
  • Access list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Access information about currently or recently running tasks
  • Open network connections
  • Read user's calendar data
  • Read user's contacts data
  • Check the phone's current state
  • Start once the device has finished booting
  • Send SMS messages
  • Make the phone vibrate
  • Prevent processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Create new calendar information
  • Create new contact data
  • Write to external storage devices

Installation
Once installed, the application will display a blue icon with a white present on it.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 27, 2014 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 27, 2014 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 2, 2014
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: Mines cryptocurrency.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kevin Savage

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