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Android/BadNew.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 4124257 B
Detection created Apr 23, 2013
Detection database version 8258
Detection Android db version 3.867
Aliases Android.Trojan.InfoStealer.BB (BitDefender)
  Trojan:Android/BadNews.A (F-Secure)
  Android.Androways.1.origin (Dr.Web)
Short description

Android/BadNew.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information. The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Installation

The trojan must be downloaded and manually installed.


The trojan was found on the official Google Play store (previously Android Market).

Information stealing

Android/BadNew.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information.


The trojan collects the following information:

  • IMEI number
  • SDK value
  • network operator name
  • telephone number
  • device model
  • language settings
  • operating system version

The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.


The trojan contains an URL address. The HTTP protocol is used.

Other information

The trojan can download and install another application package files.


The trojan disguises itself as the Savage Knife application.


Some examples follow.

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