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Android.Fakedefender.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 10, 2013
Updated:
September 16, 2013 9:00:52 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakedefender.B is a Trojan horse for Android devices that displays fake security alerts in an attempt to convince the user to purchase an app in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks from the device.

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

Package name: com.avastmenow


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text of PornHub.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 10, 2013 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 10, 2013 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 12, 2013 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 12, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 11, 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: Displays fake security alerts.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised device.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Roberto Sponchioni

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