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  3. Android.Benews


Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 17, 2015
July 20, 2015 10:24:46 AM
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Android.Benews is a Trojan horse for Android devices that downloads additional threats to the compromised device.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:
  • Package name: org.benews
  • Version name: 1.7
  • App name: BeNews

Once installed, the application displays an icon with a picture of Google's Android mascot wearing headphones, red sunglasses, and a black-and-yellow outfit.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 17, 2015 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 17, 2015 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 22, 2015
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Writeup By: Hatsuho Honda

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