Detect Date 09/28/2016
Class Trojan
Platform AndroidOS

Masquerading as popular games and apps, malware of this family sends expensive SMS messages to short numbers or directs the user to malicious websites in order to download other malware. Some versions of the Trojan also show intrusive advertisements, helping to distribute new versions of malware. In addition, malware of this family may make calls to premium-rate short numbers controlled by the attackers.

Geographical distribution of attacks by the Trojan.AndroidOS.Fakeapp family

Geographical distribution of attacks during the period from 28 September 2015 to 28 September 2016

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

Country % of users attacked worldwide*
1 Russian Federation 23.46
2 India 14.34
3 Bangladesh 4.15
4 Algeria 3.79
5 Indonesia 3.41
6 Ukraine 3.05
7 Malaysia 2.58
8 Italy 2.38
9 Brazil 2.16
10 Mexico 1.79

* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this malware

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