Android.Obad is a Trojan horse for Android devices that opens a back door, steals information, and downloads files. It also sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers and spreads malware to Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:
Package name: com.android.system.admin
Installation Once installed, the application runs in the background and does not display an icon.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version June 4, 2013 revision 005
Latest Rapid Release version August 26, 2016 revision 023
Initial Daily Certified version June 4, 2013 revision 016
Latest Daily Certified version August 12, 2016 revision 001
Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2013
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Wild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
Damage Level: Medium
Payload: Opens a back door and downloads files to the compromised device. It also sends SMS messages to a premium-rate number.
Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.
Distribution Level: Low
Target of Infection: Spreads malware to Bluetooth-enabled devices.