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Android/CoinMiner.D.Gen

Summary
  • Name
    Android/CoinMiner.D.Gen
  • Date discovered
    Nov 16, 2017
Description

The file is a malicious Android application that undermines the security of the device or the privacy of the user. Typically, Android malware attempts to steal personal or account information, gain access to device functions via backdoors, send text messages or dial premium numbers, and lock or encrypt the device so the user has to pay to unlock the device.

A generic detection routine designed to detect common family characteristics shared in several variants. This special detection routine was developed in order to detect unknown variants and will be enhanced continuously.

Operating System: Android.

Propagation method: By visiting infected websites.

This piece of malware is able to steal sensitive information.

The file can be used by rogue users or malware to lower security settings.

One or several background services are set up on the device.

  • Aliases
    Kaspersky Lab: not-a-virus:HEUR:RiskTool.AndroidOS.BitCoinMiner.a
    ESET: a variant of Android/Coinminer.E trojan
    Dr. Web: Android.CoinMine.6.origin