Riskware:Android/FakeAngry.variant!Online

Threat description

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CATEGORYRiskware
TYPERiskware
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud indicates the presence of characteristics or behavior that matches a known malicious program - Trojan:Android/FakeAngry.

Trojan:Android/FakeAngry silently gathers information from the device and forwards the details to a remote location.

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Technical Details

FakeAngry variants are typically distributed in trojanized apps - that is, programs that have been recompiled to include malicious components. These altered apps are then redistributed, either under their original branding or with new names.

Once installed, the app gathers the following information from the compromised device and forwards the details to a remote location:

  • Device ID
  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
  • International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number
  • SDK version
  • SIM serial number
  • Subscriber ID
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This malware is discussed in further detail in: Q1 2012 Mobile Threat Report (PDF).

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