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Android.Pincer

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 23, 2013
Updated:
May 24, 2013 5:51:51 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Pincer is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals confidential information and opens a back door on the compromised device.

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

Package name: cn.phoneSync


Installation
Once installed, the application displays an icon that appears to be a padlock on a computer monitor.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 23, 2013 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 23, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 23, 2013 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 23, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 29, 2013
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 on the compromised device.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Zhicheng Zeng

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