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Android.Scartibro

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 7, 2014
Updated:
August 8, 2014 9:57:12 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Scartibro is a Trojan horse for Android devices that locks the compromised device and asks the user to pay in order to unlock it.




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

Package name: com.android.locker
Name: Norton Internet Security


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text of "Norton Internet Security" below a yellow circle with a black check mark inside of it, attempting to mimic the appearance of the Norton logo.



Note: Malware authors often mimic legitimate brands in order to lure users into trusting and installing malicious applications.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 7, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 3, 2014 revision 049
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 7, 2014 revision 025
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 4, 2014 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 13, 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: Locks the device and demands a ransom to unlock it.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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