Threat Encyclopedia

ANDROIDOS_LUVRTAP.B

Publish date: October 09, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Karl Dominguez


THREAT SUBTYPE:

Premium Service Abuser

PLATFORM:

Android OS

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


This Trojan has a certain service which enables itself to automatically start at boot. It connects to a remote site to get premium-rate numbers where it will send a message to. The IMSI and location of the affected phone are also sent by this malware a remote site.

This Trojan may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites. It may be manually installed by a user.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

737,838 bytes

File Type:

DEX

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

03 Aug 2011

Payload:

Sends messages to premium rate numbers

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

It may be manually installed by a user.

NOTES:

It has the following service which enables itself to automatically start at boot:

  • core

It connects to the following remote site to get premium-rate numbers where it will send a message to. The IMSI and location of the affected phone are also sent by this malware to the following remote site:

  • www.{BLOCKED}re.com/careu/positionrecorder.asmx/
  • www.{BLOCKED}re.com/careu/VAD.asmx/

As of this writing, the premium-rate numbers retrieved by the malware are as follows:

  • {BLOCKED}690102
  • {BLOCKED}760000

The message to be sent is the following:

ax360

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

TMMS Pattern File:

1.123.00

TMMS Pattern Date:

08 Aug 2011

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Step 2

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