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ANDROIDOS_FAKEINST.A
Malware type: Trojan
Threat sub-type: Information Stealer, Premium Service Abuser
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
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 Version: 1.329
VSAPI OPR Pattern Release Date: 11 Oct 2012

Step 1

Remove unwanted apps on your Android mobile device

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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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