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Android.Smslink

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 25, 2014
Updated:
November 26, 2014 11:58:32 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Smslink is a Trojan horse for Android devices that may send malicious SMS messages from the compromised device. It may also display advertisements.




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

Package name: com.android.mms20
Version: 1.0

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with four sections of different colors. The top left is green with a white speech bubble with green quotation marks. The top right is red with a white 'play' symbol. The bottom left is yellow with a black circle in the center, and the whole section looks like a camera. The bottom right is blue with a white 'winky face emoticon'.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 25, 2014 revision 025
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 25, 2014 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 26, 2014
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Writeup By: Roberto Sponchioni and Sam Kim

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