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Android.Fakealbums

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 18, 2013
Updated:
July 19, 2013 4:19:09 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakealbums is a Trojan horse for Android devices that monitors and forwards received messages from the compromised device.

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

Package name: taobao.account.safety
Name: Photo albums

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 18, 2013 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 18, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 18, 2013 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 18, 2013 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 24, 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
  • Payload: Monitors and forwards received messages.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Daniel Xiang

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