Trojan:Android/SMSLoader

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/SMSLoader, Trojan:Android/SMSLoader.A

Summary

Trojan:Android/SMSLoader silently sends out SMS messages to multiple premium-rate numbers, while displaying a fake progress bar to distract the user.

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Technical Details

Trojan:Android/SMSLoader is distributed as an application named 'Fail_Android.'

Upon execution, it displays a progress bar to indicate that a file is being downloaded, along with a misleading message. In the meantime, it silently sends out SMS messages with the content "5+125 7-14-654-13233359428100" to multiple premium-rate numbers.

More

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

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