To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this malware, refer to the Behavior Diagram shown below.
Trend Micro has flagged SYMBOS_YXES.B as noteworthy due to the increased potential for damage, propagation, or both, that it possesses.
It has received attention from independent media sources and/or other security firms.
This Symbian malware may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious Web sites.
It is a Symbian Information Source (SIS) file that collects the following information on the affected mobile device:
- Phone identification
- Subscriber identification
- Network Information
Upon execution, it displays an image prompting the user to install the malicious software.
It then drops components.
It remains running in the background and attempts to connect to the Internet and from there can get possible messages, which it can spam and send to contacts found in the compromised device.
It may also compose messages that can be part of its spamming routine.
It also terminates certain processes if found running in the system.
Part of its lure to the users is the Supplier information, which points to "Playboy".
It affects mobile devices running the Symbian operating system.