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ANDROIDOS_FAKECLICK.ER
Malware type: Trojan
Threat sub-type: Information Stealer, Click Fraud
Destructive: No
Platform: Android OS
In the wild: Yes

Overview


This malware imitates popular games for Android-based devices to redirect users to advertisement sites.

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.

This malware informs users to input personal information such as names, contact number, address, email address and credit card information.

This Trojan may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites. It may be manually installed by a user.

Technical Details


File size: varies
File type: APK
Memory resident: Yes
Initial samples received date: 14 Feb 2012

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

It may be manually installed by a user.

NOTES:

This is the Trend Micro detection for fake Android applications that redirect users to advertisements sites.

This malware imitates the following Android applications:

  • Angry Chicken
  • Batman Arkham City Lockdown
  • Blobster
  • Bloons TD4
  • Cartoon Wars 2: Heroes
  • Catch the Candy
  • Chuzzle
  • Crazy Panda
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Kick The Buddy
  • Madden NFL 12
  • Rope'n'Fly
  • Touch Grind
  • Very Hungry Cat

Once the fake application is installed, it has the same icon shortcut as the normal games.

Once the fake Android application is opened, it displays the following message:

The user is redirected to the following site for advertisements:

  • http://{BLOCKED}r.info/and{random}
  • http://{BLOCKED}trax.com/
  • http://www.{BLOCKED}c.com/
  • http://{BLOCKED}a.eatlessfeelfull.com/

It also informs users to input personal information such as names, contact number, address, email address and credit card information.

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 9.200
Trend Micro Mobile Security Pattern Version: 1.187.00
Trend Micro Mobile Security Pattern Release Date: 14 Feb 2012

Step 1

Trend Micro Mobile Security Solution

Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition protects Android smartphones and tablets from malicious and Trojanized applications. The App Scanner is free and detects malicious and Trojanized apps as they are downloaded, while SmartSurfing blocks malicious websites using your device's Android browser.

Download and install the Trend Micro Mobile Security App via Google Play.

Step 2

Remove unwanted apps on your Android mobile device

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