Detect date
08/20/2015
Class
Trojan-FakeAV
Platform
AndroidOS

Parent class: TrojWare

Trojans are malicious programs that perform actions which are not authorized by the user: they delete, block, modify or copy data, and they disrupt the performance of computers or computer networks. Unlike viruses and worms, the threats that fall into this category are unable to make copies of themselves or self-replicate. Trojans are classified according to the type of action they perform on an infected computer.

Class: Trojan-FakeAV

A class of malicious programs that simulate the activity of antivirus software or parts of the operating system security modules. These programs are designed to extort money from users in return for the purported detection and removal of threats, which are in fact non-existent. General speaking, this malware shows many repeating pop-ups in an effort to make the user worry about the security of their system and pay for fake AV software. Additionally, Trojan-FakeAV programs prevent the computer from working properly, but do not fully inhibit the operating system in order to make the user believe that the threat is credible.

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Platform: AndroidOS

Android is an open-source operating system developed by Google for mobile devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and watches. Based on a Linux kernel and the Dalvik virtual machine (older versions) / Android Runtime environment (newer versions).

Description

Malware in this family enables the cybercriminal to control the user's smartphone remotely. In addition, the malware intercepts incoming SMS messages and steals other user data.

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

1
Russian Federation
89.58%
2
Ukraine
3.46%
3
Kazakhstan
2.88%
4
Belarus
1.35%
5
Uzbekistan
0.72%
6
Azerbaijan
0.32%
7
Tajikistan
0.24%
8
Kyrgyzstan
0.23%
9
Moldova
0.19%
10
Germany
0.18%

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