Les chercheurs en cybersécurité de Check Point ont découvert une nouvelle campagne de publiciels malveillants, qui a touché 210 applications du Google Play, téléchargées au total 150 millions de fois.

Ils ont baptisé le logiciel malveillant « SimBad », puisqu’un grand nombre d’applications infectées, dont la liste est publiée ci-après, sont des jeux de simulation.

Le logiciel malveillant est intégré au kit de développement logiciel (SDK) RXDrioder, édité par « addroider.com » et présenté comme un SDK lié à la publicité. Il est donc fort probable que des développeurs se soient fait berner, en pensant intégrer un SDK légitime.

Une fois téléchargée, une application infectée attribue à SimBad les autorisations BOOT_COMPLETE et USER_PRESENT, qui permettent à SimBad d’effectuer des actions après le démarrage de l’appareil et quand une personne l’utilise.

Le logiciel malveillant se connecte dès qu’il le peut à son serveur de commande et de contrôle, afin de recevoir des commandes. Il supprime l’icône de l’application, ce qui la rend difficile à désinstaller. Il commence alors à afficher des publicités en arrière-plan, et à lancer le navigateur à certaines adresses.

En plus de l’affichage frauduleux de publicités, SimBad peut également servir de plateforme d’hameçonnage, ouvrir des applications du magasin d’application, et télécharger des logiciels malveillants supplémentaires de serveurs de commande et contrôle.

Check Point a informé Google de sa découverte, et Google a supprimé les applications du Store.

Cet exemple, comme tant d’autres, montre à quel point les statistiques de Google sur les applications infectées dans le Google Play – toujours quasi nulles – sont trompeuses, et que malgré les techniques de sécurité mises en œuvre dans le Google Play comme dans Android, on est loin du risque zéro. En particulier, est-ce un hasard, dans une catégorie de logiciels malveillants qui peut rapporter gros à Google : les publiciels.

Google n’a pas souhaité commenter.

 

Nom du paquet Application Nombre d’installations
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com.hoverboard.racing.speed.simulator Hoverboard Racing 5,000,000
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com.heavymountain.bus2018simulator Heavy Mountain Bus Simulator 2018 5,000,000
com.firetruckemergency.driver Fire Truck Emergency Driver 5,000,000
com.farming.tractor.realharvest.simulator Farming Tractor Real Harvest Simulator 5,000,000
com.carparking.challenge.parksimulator Car Parking Challenge 5,000,000
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com.watersurfing.carstunt.racing.simulator Water Surfing Car Stunt 5,000,000
com.offroad.woodtransport.truckdriver Offroad Wood Transport Truck Driver 2018 5,000,000
com.volumen.booster.equalizer Volumen booster & Equalizer 5,000,000
com.ks.prado.Car.parking.race.drive.apps Prado Parking Adventure 5,000,000
com.zg.offroad.Oil.tanker.transporter.truck.cargo.simulator Oil Tanker Transport Truck Driver 5,000,000
com.monstertruck.demolition Monster Truck Demolition 1,000,000
com.hummerlimotaxi.simulator.driving Hummer taxi limo simulator 1,000,000
com.excavator.wreckingball.demolition.simulator Excavator Wrecking Ball Demolition Simulator 1,000,000
com.offroad.gold.transport.truck Offroad Gold Transport Truck Driver 2018 1,000,000
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com.policechase.thiefpersecution Police Chase 1,000,000
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com.ambulance.driver.extreme.rescue.simulator Ambulance Driver Extreme Rescue 1,000,000
com.hovercraftracer.speedracing.boat Hovercraft Racer 1,000,000
com.cars.transport.truckdriver.simulator Cars Transport Truck Driver 2018 1,000,000
com.motorbike.pizza.delivery.drivesimulator Motorbike Pizza Delivery 1,000,000
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com.tanks.attack.simulator.war.attack Tanks Attack 1,000,000
com.dinosaurpark.trainrescue Dinosaur Park – Train Rescue 1,000,000
com.pirateshipboat.racing3d.simulator Pirate Ship Boat Racing 3D 1,000,000
com.flyingtaxi.simulator.race Flying taxi simulator 1,000,000
com.jetpackinwater.racersimualtor.danger Jetpack Water 1,000,000
com.boostervolumen.amplifiersoundandvolumen Volumen Booster 1,000,000
com.farmgames.animal.farming.simulator Animal Farming Simulator 1,000,000
com.monstertruck.racing.competition.simulator Monster Truck 1,000,000
com.simulator.offroadjeep.car.racing Offroad jeep car racing 1,000,000
com.simulator.flyingcar.stunt.extremetracks.racing Flying Car Stunts On Extreme Tracks 1,000,000
com.simulator.tractorfarming.driving Tractor Farming 2018 1,000,000
com.impossible.farming.transport.simulator Impossible Farming Transport Simulator 1,000,000
com.volumenbooster.equalizerboost Volumen Booster 1,000,000
com.mustang.rally.championship.racingsimulator Mustang Rally Championship 1,000,000
com.deleted.photo.recovery Deleted Photo Recovery 1,000,000
com.race.boat.speedy Speed Boat Racing 1,000,000
com.cycle.bike.racing.game Super Cycle Jungle Rider 1,000,000
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com.maginal.unicorn.game Magical Unicorn Dash 1,000,000
com.grafton.cycle.jungle.rider.race Super Cycle Jungle Rider 1,000,000
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com.farming.transport.tractor.simulator Farming Transport Simulator 2018 1,000,000
com.offroad.tractor.transport.drivingsimulator OffRoad Tractor Transport 1,000,000
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com.mustang.driving.car.race Mustang Driving Car Race 500,000
com.waterpark.carracing.simulator Waterpark Car Racing 500,000
com.impossibletrucks.extremetrucks.simulator Impossible Tracks – Extreme Trucks 500,000
com.extreme.flying.motorbike.stuntsimulator Flying Motorbike Stunts 500,000
com.emergency.firetruck.rescue.drivingsimulator Fire Truck Emergency Rescue – Driving Simulator 500,000
com.snowplow.simulator.heavysnow.excavator Heavy Snow Excavator Snowplow Simulator 500,000
com.waterskiing.simulator.games Water Skiing 500,000
com.photomaker.editor.women.makeupandhairstyle Women Make Up and Hairstyle Photo Maker 500,000
com.fortune.mountain Mountain Bus Simulator 500,000
com.vanpizza.truckdelivery.simulator Van Pizza 500,000
com.truck.simulator.transportandparking Truck Transport and Parking Simulator 500,000
com.hoverboard.racing.spider.attacksimulator Hoverboard Racing Spider Attack 500,000
com.moto.sport.championship.racingsimulator Motorsport Race Championship 500,000
com.demolitionderby.simulator Demolition Derby 500,000
com.lovecaller.free.loveringtones Love Caller with love ringtones 500,000
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com.americanmuscle.car.race American muscle car race 500,000
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com.madcars.fury.racing.driving.simulator Mad Cars Fury Racing 100,000
com.high.wheeler.speed.race.championship High Wheeler Speed Race 100,000
com.colorbynumber.number.coloring.paint.game Number Coloring 100,000
com.campervan.race.driving.simulator.game Camper Van Race Driving Simulator 2018 100,000
com.unicornfloat.speedrace.simulator Unicorn Float – Speed Race 100,000
com.dualscreenbrowser Dual Screen Browser 100,000
com.harvest.timber.simulatorandtransport Harvest Timber Simulator 100,000
com.racingsimulator.hot.micro.racers Hot Micro Racers 100,000
com.lara.unicorn.dash.magical.raider.race Lara Unicorn Dash 100,000
com.wingsuit.simulator.extreme Wingsuit Simulator 100,000
com.foodtruck.driving.simulator Food Truck Driving Simulator 100,000
com.dograce.competition Dog Race Simulator 100,000
com.suvcar.parking.simulator.game SUV car – parking simulator 100,000
com.clap.phonefinder.locator Phone Finder 100,000
com.phonenumerlocator.findphonenumbers Phone number locator 100,000
com.whatsapplock.gallerylock.ninexsoftech.lock Gallery Lock 100,000
com.secret.screenrecorder.screenshotrecord Secret screen recorder 100,000
com.facebeauty.makeup Face Beauty Makeup 100,000
com.write.your.christmas.letter.santa.threewisemen Christmas letters to santa and three wise man 100,000
com.deletedfiles.photo.audio.video.recovery Deleted Files recovery 100,000
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com.crack.mobile.screen.prank Broken Screen – Cracked Screen 100,000
photoeditor.Garden.photoframe Garden Photo Editor 100,000
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com.callerscreen.lovecaller Love Caller Screen 100,000
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com.photo.text.editor.nameonpic Name on Pic-Name art 100,000
com.mtsfreegames.Speedboatracing Speed Boat Racing 100,000
com.simulator.traindriving Train Driving Simulator 100,000
com.grafton.Cycle.jungle.rider Super Cycle Rider 100,000
com.gl.racinghorse.competition Racing Horse Championship 3D 100,000
moveapptosd.tosdcard.freeapp Move App To SD Card 2016 100,000
com.avatarmaker.poptoy.creator Pop Toy Creator 100,000
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com.truck.wheelofdeath Truck Wheel of Death 50,000
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com.garden.photoeditor.photoframe Garden Photo Editor 50,000
com.fortunewheel.deluxe Fortune Wheel Deluxe 50,000
com.motorcycle.extremeracing.simulator Extreme Motorcycle Racer 50,000
com.offroad.snow.bike.christmas.racing Offroad Snow Bike – Christmas Racing 50,000
com.Droidhermes.bottleninja Bottle Shoot 50,000
com.Hadiikhiya.photochangebackground Photo Background Changer 2017 50,000
com.offroad.christmas.treetransport.truck.driversimulator Offroad Christmas Tree Transport 50,000
com.tank.transport.armytruck.simulator Tank Transport Army Truck 50,000
com.flagteams.facepaint.editor.world2018cup Flag face paint: World Cup 2018 10,000
com.russianworld2018cup.livewallpaper.flagsteam World Cup 2018 Teams Flags Live Wallpaper 10,000
com.editor.selfie.camera.photo Selfie Camera 10,000
com.desirepk.Offroad.transport.simulator.apps Missile Attack Army Truck 10,000
massimo.Vidlan.maxplayer Max Player 10,000
com.flashalerts.callandsms Flash Alert – Flash on Call 10,000
com.photovideo.maker.withmusic Photo Video Maker with Music 10,000
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com.flowers.editor.photo.frame EDIT Flowers Photo Frames 10,000
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