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Android.Sockbot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 11, 2017
Updated:
October 13, 2017 2:34:57 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Sockbot is a Trojan horse for Android devices that creates a SOCKS proxy on the compromised device.

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

Name: Assassins skins

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon depicting a ninja character with a blue background and the title of SKINS.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 11, 2017 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 11, 2017 revision 003
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 11, 2017 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 11, 2017 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 18, 2017
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Martin Zhang

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