1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Android.Ackposts


Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 22, 2012
July 31, 2012 8:19:03 AM
Infection Length:
47,436 bytes; 90,505 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android.Ackposts is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals the Contacts information from the compromised device and sends it to a predetermined location.

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

APK: BatteryLong.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: Long life battery in Japanese

APK: com.mmmm.bl.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: Long life battery in Japanese

Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text "long life battery" in Japanese or the image of headphones.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 22, 2012 revision 033
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 23, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 25, 2012
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Writeup By: Asuka Yamamoto

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