Home > Threat descriptions >

Trojan:Android/FakeAngry

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Platform: Android

Aliases: Trojan:Android/FakeAngry.[variant], Android.Trojan.FakeAngry.[variant]

Summary


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

Removal


Automatic action

Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will prompt you to assess the file and choose to Uninstall, Quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

Knowledge Base

Find the latest advice in our Community Knowledge Base.

About the product

See the manual for your F-Secure product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

Chat with or call an expert for help.

Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details


FakeAngry variants are typically distributed as trojanized applications - that is, a legitimate program that have been recompiled to include malicious components. The altered app are then redistributed, either under their original branding or with new names, in order to lure unsuspecting users into downloading and installing the program. For example, the FakeAngry.A variant is distributed in a package named 'com.i22.angrybirds'.

Once installed, the malicious 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
More

This malware is discussed in further detail in: Q1 2012 Mobile Threat Report (PDF).