Threat Encyclopedia

ANDROIDOS_FSPY.A

Publish date: October 08, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Karl Dominguez


THREAT SUBTYPE:

Spying Tool

PLATFORM:

Android OS

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

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


This application is installed manually by a user on a target device. The application will then secretly monitor the device's GPS location, SMS, emails, and calls. It also gives the remote user the capabality to remotely listen to calls and control the affected device via SMS.

The application has no icon and no Graphical User Interface (GUI). Details about the application, however, can be viewed via the phone's Settings panel.

All gathered information are uploaded by the application to a server and can be accessed by the remote user via Web.

This spyware may be manually installed by a user.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

266,788 bytes

File Type:

PE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

09 Mar 2011

Payload:

Steals information

Arrival Details

This spyware may be manually installed by a user.

NOTES:
This application is installed manually by a user on a target device. The application will then secretly monitor the device's GPS location, SMS, emails, and calls. It also gives the remote user the capabality to remotely listen to calls and control the affected device via SMS. The application has no icon and no Graphical User Interface (GUI). Details about the application, however, can be viewed via the phone's Settings panel.

All gathered information are uploaded by the application to the server http://{BLOCKED}py.com and can be accessed by the remote user via Web.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

TMMS Pattern File:

1.105.00

TMMS Pattern Date:

13 Jun 2011

Step 1

Trend Micro Mobile Security Solution

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Step 2

Remove unwanted apps on your Android mobile device

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