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
Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this malware