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Threat Encyclopedia

ANDROIDOS_PERKEL.A

ANALYSIS BY

Weichao Sun


THREAT SUBTYPE:

Information Stealer

PLATFORM:

AndroidOS

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

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


This is the Trend Micro detection for malicious apps that steal information by redirecting incoming SMS messages received on the affected device to malicious users.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

NOTES:

This malware poses as a mobile bank application or security enhance tool to trick users into downloading or installing it.

After launched, this malware sends the following SMS message to a certain number, presumably to alert the malicious user of infection:

  • Ya TuT :)

The malware then forwards all incoming SMS messages to that number.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.300

Trend Micro Mobile Security Solution

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