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Android.Simhosy

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 8, 2013
Updated:
June 10, 2013 2:30:48 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Simhosy 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: cn.hosy.simkawang

Installation
The Trojan arrives as a contacts management application and must be installed manually.

Once installed, the application will display an icon with a gray cartoon face biting a pink SIM card.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 8, 2013 revision 025
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 8, 2013 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 9, 2013 revision 007
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 9, 2013 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 12, 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
Writeup By: Zhicheng Zeng

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