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Android.Beita

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 1, 2013
Updated:
November 1, 2013 12:31:03 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Beita is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals information from the compromised device.

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

Package name: com.beita.contact
Version: 1.0
Name: Robot[THREE CHINESE CHARACTERS]


Permissions
When the Trojan is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Read user's contacts data
  • Create new contact data
  • Write to external storage devices
  • Open network connections

Installation
Once installed, the application will display a white and blue icon that includes the Android logo with a grid design.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 1, 2013 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 1, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 1, 2013 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 1, 2013 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 6, 2013
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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
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised device.

Distribution

  • 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: Tommy Dong

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