Current Android Malware

Here is the full list of Android-Malware-Families with their corresponding reports from our Mobile-Sandbox system. We will try to keep this table up-to-date.

We took one sample of each family for the data within this table.

Description Features Mobile-Sandbox Report
Android.AccuTrack
This application turns an Android smartphone into a GPS tracker.

---
Android.Ackposts
This Trojan steals contact information from the compromised device and uploads them to a remote server.
---
Android.Acnetdoor
This Trojan opens a backdoor on the infected device and sends the IP address to a remote server.

---
Android.Adsms
This is a Trojan which is allowed to send SMS messages. The distribution channel of this malware is through a SMS message containing the download link.

X
Android.Airpush/StopSMS
Airpush is a very aggresive Ad-Network.

---
Android.AnServer/Answerbot
Opens a backdoor in Android devices and is able to steal personal information which will be uploaded to a remote server afterwards.
X
Android.Antares/Antammi
This is a Trojan which steals personal information from the infected device.
---
Android.Arspam
This malware represent the first stage of politically-motivated hacking (hacktivism) on mobile platforms.
X
Android.AVPass
This malware family tries to detect and circumvent Android security tools (like AntiVirus apps) installed on the infected device. Afterwards, the app tries to steal sensitive data and receives additional comands via SMS.



---
Android.BackFlash/Crosate
This malicious app installs a fake Flash plugin that registeres itself as device administrator and leaks sensitive information.

---
Android.Badnews
Once activated, BadNews polls its C&C-Server every four hours for new instructions while pushing several pieces of sensitive information including the device’s phone number and IMEI up to the server.


---
Android.Basebridge
Forwards confidential details (SMS, IMSI, IMEI) to a remote server.

X
Android.BeanBot
This is a Trojan which is allowed to send SMS messages and which is controlled by a C&C-Server.


---
Android.Beita
A simple info stealer.
---
Android.BgServ
Obtains the user's phone information (IMEI, phone number, etc.). The information is then uploaded to a specific URL.



X
Android.Biige
This spyware records SMS messages, calls, location, etc. and uploads these data to a remote server.

---
Android.Booster
This application steals personal information and uploads these data to a remote server.
---
Android.Boxer
This trojan sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers.
---
Android.Carberp
Tries to steal confidential banking authentication codes (mTAN messages) sent to the infected device.

---
Android.Cawitt
This application steals personal information and uploads these data to a remote server.
---
Android.Cellspy
This application is a smartphone tracker.
---
Android.Chulli
This malware family was used within in targeted attack. The e-mail account of a high-profile Tibetan activist was hacked and used to send targeted attacks to other activists and human rights advocates. After a mobile device gets infected, it connects to a C&C-Server and waits for SMS commands to leak sensitive data to this server.


---
Android.Coogos
Backdoor Trojan which has the capability to receive a remote connection from a malicious hacker and perform actions against the compromised system.

---
Android.CopyCat
Is a aggressive and malicious ad network. The main goal is to generate revenue.
---
Android.Cosha
This applications monitor the infected device and send personal data to a remote server.
---
Android.Counterclank
Is no real malware but a very aggressive ad-network with the capability to steal privacy related information.


X
Android.Crusewind
Intercepts incoming SMS messages and forwards them to a remote server including informations like IMSI and IMEI.
X
Android.Dogowar
This Trojan sends spam SMS messages to all contacts.
---
Android.Dougalek
This application steals personal information and uploads these data to a remote server.
---
Android.DroidDeluxe
Exploits the device to gain root privilege. Afterwards it modifies the access permission of some system database files and tries to collect account information.
X
Android.DroidDream
Uses two different tools (rageagainstthecage and exploid) to root the smartphone.


X
Android.DroidDreamLight
Gathers information from an infected mobile phone (device, IMEI, IMSI, country, list of installed apps) and connects to several URLs in order to upload this data.

X
Android.DroidKungfu
Collects a variety of information on the infected phone(IMEI, device, OS version, etc.). The collected informaiton is dumped to a local file which is sent to a remote server afterwards.


X
Android.DroidSheep
This application can capture and hijack unencrypted web sessions.
---
Android.Extension/Monad
This Trojan is able to intercept incoming and outgoing phone calls, open a browser and visit specific websites, execute clicks on advertisements and is able to upgrade its own malicious code. Furthermore, the corresponding app can make phone calls, send SMS messages and collects privacy related information like call history, contacts, GPS location and device ID which all will be uploaded to a remote server.



---
Android.FaceNiff
This application can capture and hijack unencrypted web sessions.
---
Android.FakeAngry
Backdoor Trojan which has the capability to receive a remote connection from a malicious hacker and perform actions against the compromised system.


---
Android.FakeAV
The malware deceives users into paying for cleanup of other non-existent infections on their device. In addition to displaying fake messages of infection, the APK also has the functionality to intercept incoming and outgoing phone calls as well as messages.
---
Android.FakeBank
This app is a Trojan horse for Android devices that opens a back door and steals information from the compromised device. Additionally, it is able to infect a connected Windows PC and tricks the user to exchange legit banking apps against malicious ones.



---
Android.FakeDaum/vmwol
The Trojan gathers the following information from the compromised device: SMS messages, phone number and the IMEI of the infected device.
---
Android.FakeDefender
This app is a Trojan horse for Android devices that displays fake security alerts in an attempt to convince the user to purchase an app in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks from the device.
---
Android.FakeDoc
This Trojan installs additional applications.
---
Android.FakeFlash
This Trojan redirects the user trough paid proxies.
---
Android.FakeInst
The most common Fraudware. These applications send premium SMS messages.
---
Android.FakeJobOffer
The malware displays a scam message which tries to make the victims to believe they have been selected as job candidates. In order to secure their placement in the company, they must make a deposit into a bank account.

---
Android.FakeMarket
The overall goal of this malicious app is simply to fraudulently boost the number of visits to about 20 different websites within google search.

---
Android.FakeMart
The Trojan may perform the following actions while it is hiding itself as a blackmarket app: Clear the XMBPSP.xml contents in shared preference and reconfigure it to send premium rated SMS messages to 81211 or 81308, set the device to silent mode, delete SMS received from 81211, etc.

---
Android.FakeNefix
This application steals user credentials.
---
Android.FakeNotify
This app sends premium rated SMS messages while using obfuscation and detection techniques to get around AV tools.
---
Android.FakePlay
The application will run in the background, gathering SMS activity and periodically send it to a proxy email address. Once executed, the Trojan requests Device Administrator privileges.

---
Android.FakePlayer
Sends SMS messages to preset numbers.
X
Android.FakeRegSMS
It sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers and tries to hide this action from the malware investigators by using some kind of steganography.
X
Android.FakeTaoBao
This malware tries to steal user credentials for TaoBao and ZhifuBao. Combined with another app of the same developer it is also able to send SMS messages.


---
Android.FakeTimer
Sends personal information to a remote server and opens pornographic websites

---
Android.FakeUpdate/Apkqug
This malware family acts as automated downloader for further apps.
---
Android.FakeVertu
SMS Trojan targeting Vertu consumers in Japan. This Trojan receives all incomming SMS messages and uploads them to a remote Server.
---
Android.Find and Call/Fidall
Sends personal information (address book) to a remote server.
---
Android.Finspy
This Trojan is a component of a commercial surveillance product that monitors user activity.

---
Android.Fjcon
This Trojan connects to a C&C-Server and has the ability to install additional packages and send premium rated SMS messages.



---
Android.Flexispy
This malware tracks phone calls, SMS messages, internet activity and GPS location.
X
Android.Foncy
This Trojan sends premium rated SMS messages.
---
Android.Fokange/Fokonge
Is a information stealing malware which uploads the stolen data to a remote server.
---
Android.Gamex
Opens a back door and installs additional applications.


---
Android.Geinimi
Opens a back door and transmits information from the device (IMEI, IMSI, etc.) to a specific URL.

X
Android.GGTracker
Sends various SMS messages to a premium rated number. It also steals information from the device.
X
Android.GingerBreak
GingerBreak is a root exploit for Android 2.2 and 2.3
---
Android.GingerMaster/GingerBreaker
Gains root access and is harvesting data on infected smartphones. This data is send to a remote server afterwards.

---
Android.Godwon
This app tries to steal contact and personal data from the local address book and the Skype app.
---
Android.GoldenEagle/GlodEagl
This Trojan steals personal information and receives commands via SMS.

---
Android.GoneIn60Seconds
Steals information (SMS messages, IMEI, IMSI, etc.) from infected smartphone and uploads the data to a specific URL.
X
Android.GPspy
Tracks the location of the infected device.
---
Android.HippoSMS
Sends various SMS messages to a premium rated number and deletes the incoming SMS messages from this numbers.
---
Android.HongTouTou/Adrd
Is an information stealing malware which uploads the stolen data through a local proxy to a remote server. The data is encrypted beforehand.
---
Android.Iconosys
This application steals personal data.
---
Android.Imlog
This application steals personal data.
---
Android.Jifake
This application sends premium rated SMS messages.
---
Android.JollyServ
The Trojan may send premium rated SMS messages, send SMS messages to all contacts of the infected user and intercepts incomming SMS messages.
---
Android.Jsmshider/Xsider
Opens a backdoor and sends information to a specific URL.
---
Android.Kidlogger
This Trojan steals personal information and sends it to a remote server.
---
Android.KMIN
Attempts to send Android device data to a remote server.
X
Android.Ksapp
This Trojan has the capabilities to remote access connection handling, perform DoS or DDoS, capture keyboard inputs, delete files or objects, or terminate processes.


---
Android.LeNa
LeNa needs a rooted device for the following actions: Communicating with a C&C-Server, downloading and installing other applications, initiating web browser activity, updating installed binaries, and many more....



X
Android.Lien/
After installation, the application will collect sensitive user information such as phone number, incoming and outgoing SMS, and recorded audio to an email address. Then it makes use of SMTP servers to send the stolen data back to the attacker.

---
Android.Loicdos
This Trojan has the capability to perform DoS or DDoS.
---
Android.Loozfon
This Trojan steals personal data.
---
Android.Lovetrap/Luvrtrap
Sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers and steals smartphone information.
X
Android.Luckycat
Opens a backdoor and is listening for commands from a remote server.

---
Android.Maistealer
This Trojan steals personal data
---
Android.Malap
Another simple info stealer.
---
Android.Mania
This Trojan sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers.
---
Android.MMarketPay
This Trojan can automatically buy applications in Chinese Android marketplaces.
---
Android.MobileSpy
This Trojan steals personal data.
---
Android.MobileTx
This Trojan steals personal data and sends it via SMS messages or HTTP.
---
Android.Mobinauten
This application tracks the location of the infected smartphone.
---
Android.Moghava
Compromises all pictures of the smartphone by merging them with a picture of Ayatollah Khomeini.
X
Android.Nandrobox
This Trojan steals personal data and deletes certain SMS messages.
---
Android.Netisend
Gathers information from infected smartphones and uploads the data to a specific URL.
X
Android.Nickispy
Gathers information from infected smartphones (IMSI, IMEI, GPS location, etc.) and uploads the data to a specific URL.


X
Android.Obad
One of the most sophisticated malware families until 2013. A detailed analysis can be found here.





---
Android.Oldboot/MouaBad
It gains root permission by system vulnerabilities and reflashing the system partition. It also tries to run malicious code in the early stage of system’s booting to prevent to be cleaned by AV apps. Afterwards, some versions of this family send out premium rated SMS messages and act as a bot.


---
Android.OpFake
The second most common Fraudware. These applications send premium SMS messages.
---
Android.PDAspy
This Trojan steals personal data and location information.

---
Android.Penetho
This application is a hack tool to crack WiFi passwords.
---
Android.Photsy/Phopsy
This malware tries to leak all jpg and mp4 files from an infected device.
---
Android.Pjapps
Opens a backdoor and steals information from the device. This malware has capabilities of a bot implemented.
X
Android.Placms
This Trojan has the capabilities to remote access connection handling, perform DoS or DDoS, capture keyboard inputs, delete files or objects, or terminate processes.

---
Android.Plankton
This malware has the capabilities to communicate with a remote server, download and install other applications, send premium rated SMS messages, and many many more....



---
Android.Qicsomos
It sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers.
X
Android.Raden
This malware is sending one SMS message to a chinese premium number.

X
Android.Repane
A simple information stealer.
---
Android.Roidsec/Sinpon
An simple Android info stealer.

---
Android.RootSmart/Bmaster
This malware is taking advantage of the GingerBreak exploit to gain root privileges. This exploit is not embedded into the application instead it is dynamically downloaded from a remote server together with other malicious apps.





X
Android.RuFraud
Sends premium rated SMS messages. This is the first malicious app of this kind which was specially build for European countries.

X
Android.Saiva
This Trojan has the capabilities to remote access connection handling, perform DoS or DDoS, capture keyboard inputs, delete files or objects, or terminate processes.

---
Android.Scavir
Sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers.
X
Android.Scipiex
A simple information stealer.
---
Android.SeaWeth
This Trojan has the capabilities to remote access connection handling, perform DoS or DDoS, capture keyboard inputs, delete files or objects, or terminate processes.

---
Android.Skullkey
The Trojan hides using the Android Master Key vulnerability to keep the legitimate app signature valid. It allows attackers to perform the following actions: Open a back door, steal sensitive data (such as IMEI and phone number) and sends it to a remote server, send premium rated SMS messages, etc.


---
Android.SMSpacem
Gathers information from the smartphone and uploads this data to a specific URL. This malware also sends SMS messages.


X
Android.SMSreg
Registers the infected smartphone to non-free services.
---
Android.SMSilence/SMSCatcher
SMS Trojan targeting Starbucks consumers in South Korea. This Trojan receives all incomming SMS messages and uploads them to a remote Server.
---
Android.SMSspy
Banking Trojan targeting consumers in Spain.
---
Android.SMSsniffer
Sends copies of SMS messages to other devices.
X
Android.Sndapps/Snadapps
The malware is able to access various information from the device: the carrier and country, the device's ID, e-mail address and phone number and uploads this information to a remote server.
---
Android.SpamBot
Sends SMS spam messages. The application gets the content of the spam message and the receiver numbers through a C&C-Server.

---
Android.Spitmo
Is one of the first versions of the SpyEye Trojans for the Android OS which steals information from the infected smartphone. The Trojan also monitors and intercepts SMS messages from banks (mTAN messages) and uploads them to a remote server.

X
Android.SPPush
This malware is sending premium rated SMS messages and is posting privacy related information to a remote server. From the same server the malware is downloading new applications.


X
Android.SpyBubble
This Trojan steals personal data.
---
Android.SpyOO
This Trojan records and steals personal data.
---
Android.Ssucl
This Trojan is the first Android Trojan which is able to infect a connected Windows PC. Additionally, it is able to send SMS messages, enable Wi-Fi, gather information about the device and its user (like contacts, photos, GPS data) which is uploaded to a remote server. Furthermore, this Trojan is able to upload the whole SD card and all SMS messages stored on the device.




---
Android.Steek/Fatakr
Is a fraudulent app advertising an online income solution. Some of the samples have the capability to steal privacy related information and send SMS messages.


X
Android.TapSnake/Droisnake
Posts the phone's location to a web service.
X
Android.Tascudap
This application connects to a remote server (gzqtmtsnidcdwxoborizslk.com) and monitors incoming SMS messages for comands. The infected device can be used for DDoS attacks.

---
Android.Tetus
This Trojan receives all incomming SMS messages and uploads them to a remote server. The corresponding app is also allowed to delete SMS messages on the infected device and is able to send SMS messages. Additionally, the Trojan sends a list of all installed apps to a remote server.

---
Android.TigerBot
This malware is communicating with a C&C-Server via SMS messages, is able to download and install other applications, initiate web browser activities, update installed binaries, and many more....



---
Android.Tonclank
Opens a backdoor and downloads files onto the infected devices. It also steals information from the smartphone.
X
Android.TGloader/Stiniter
Listens to a C&C-Server for commands. This Trojan can install additional applications and send premium rated SMS messages.


---
Android.Tracer
Commercial Spyware - see http://killermobile.com/manuals/TRa.pdf for more information



---
Android.TypStu
This Trojan steals personal data.
---
Android.UpdtBot
This malware spreads through malicious SMS messages and communicates with a C&C-Server. The corresponding samples have the ability to install additional packages and send premium rated SMS messages.


---
Android.UpdtKiller
This Trojan detects and disables installed AV applications.
---
Android.Uracto
This malware is used to trick mothers, anime fans, gamers, and more to install the malicious apps and steals sensitive data afterwards.
---
Android.USBcleaver
When the device is connected to a Windows computer that does not have autorun disabled, the Trojan tries to gather a bunch of information from the computer, including: Default gateway, Google Chrome password, IP address, Microsoft Internet Explorer password, WiFi passwords, etc.

---
Android.Uten
When the Trojan is executed, it reports the status of the device back to the attacker and then downloads a configuration file that contains lists of phone numbers. Afterwards, the Trojan sends SMS messages to phone numbers listed in this configuration file. It may also perform the following additional actions: modify device settings, download and install new packages, attempt to get root privileges, etc.




---
Android.Uxipp
This malware attempts to send premium rated SMS messages.
---
Android.Vdloader
This malware opens a backdoor on the infected device and steals personal data.

---
Android.Walkinwat/Pirater
Sends SMS messages to all numbers within the phone book and steals information from the infected device.
X
Android.Waps/Simhosy
This malicious app tries to steal SMS messages and contact entries from an infected device.
---
Android.YZHC
This malware is sending premium rated SMS messages and blocks any incomming message that informs the user about this services. As another malicious behaviour the malware is uploading privacy critical information to a remote server.


X
Android.Zeahache
Opens a backdoor and uploads stolen information to a specific URL. It also sends SMS messages.



X
Android.ZergRush
ZergRush is a root exploit for Android 2.2 and 2.3
---
Android.ZertSecurity
This malicious apps try to trick a compromised user to insert his banking account details which will then be sended to the attackers.

---
Android.Zitmo/Citmo
Tries to steal confidential banking authentication codes (mTAN messages) sent to the infected device.

X
Android.Zsone
Sends SMS messages to premium rated numbers related to subscription for SMS-based services.

---

(last update 21st of February 2014)

Functionallity of a Botnet
Gains root access or at least tries to convince the user to root his phone
Downloaded through the official Google-Market
Sends paid or malicious SMS messages
Steals location information
Information stealing to a remote server
Installs other applications or binaries
Potentially unwanted application ("Hacker"-Tools)
Banking Trojan which is able to intercept and modify banking authentication codes (mTAN messages).
Trojan which is able to infect a connected Windows PC.

%d bloggers like this: