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Threat Encyclopedia

ANDROIDOS_FAKEINST.A

ANALYSIS BY

Bob Pan


THREAT SUBTYPE:

Information Stealer, Premium Service Abuser

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This Trojan may be manually installed by a user.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

298465 bytes

File Type:

APK

Memory Resident:

Yes

Payload:

Sends SMS, Connects to URLs/IPs

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be downloaded from the following remote sites:

  • {BLOCKED}giesthegame.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giessymbian.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giessamsung.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesru-hd.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesnokia.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesjava.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesapk.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-symbian.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-samsung.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-nokia.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-java.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-apk.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giessymbian.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giessamsung.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesnokia.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesjava.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesapk.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-symbian.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-samsung.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-nokia.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-java.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-apk.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesmac.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesgame.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesandroid.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies2.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-pc.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-mac.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-hd.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giespc.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesmac.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gieshd.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giesandroid.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-pc.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-mac.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-hd.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-android.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-ru.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gieshd.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-android.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-game.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies-rovio.ru
  • {BLOCKED}s-bad.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies.ru
  • {BLOCKED}gies.ru
  • {BLOCKED}giessymbian.ru

It may be manually installed by a user.

NOTES:

After installation, it shows a black icon named bad_pigges, which has the same name as popular application, Bad Piggies from Rovio Mobile Ltd..

When the application starts, it creates the following shortcut icon on the desktop:

The shortcut is link to http://{BLOCKED}1.net/i/. Below are some screenshots when the application starts:

After users click the following button, it sends SMS:

The following are the SMS it sends:

Number Content
2858 70123700212510818672
9151 78341700242510871602
7151 70136700202510891822

It leads users to the following screen:

Once users clicked on the button, it leads them to the following URL:

  • http://{BLOCKED}dl.net/?u=37-7y7rs1g78a7af66ek

The malware has the ability to drop incoming SMS and send out contacts to the following URL:

  • http://{BLOCKED}1.net/index.php

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

1.329

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

11 Oct 2012

Step 1

Remove unwanted apps on your Android mobile device

[ Learn More ]

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as ANDROIDOS_FAKEINST.A. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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