Trojan:Android/Kmin

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/Kmin, Trojan:Android/Kmin.A, Trojan:Android/Kmin.B, Trojan:Android/Kmin.C

Summary

Trojan:Android/Kmin variants display a message as a decoy, while silently performing multiple malicious routines, including sending SMS messages to a premium-rate number and downloading and installing an additional application onto the device.

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Technical Details

Upon execution, variants in the Kmin trojan family display a message asking the user for a permission to proceed with a specified action; the A variant asks whether the user wishes to install a paid app and subscribe to a service, while the B and C variants only enquire whether the user would like to install a paid application.

Regardless of whether the user accepts or declines, the app will proceed with the following actions:

  • Sending the Internation Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and phone number to a remote server
  • Sending SMS messages to a premium-rate number
  • Downloading and installing another application
  • Running services in the background

Variants

  • Trojan:Android/Kmin.A
  • Trojan:Android/Kmin.B
  • Trojan:Android/Kmin.C

More

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

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