Threat Type: Trojan
In the wild: Yes
Downloaded from the Internet, Via social networking sites
This threat is related to attacks that used Android Same Origin Policy (SOP) vulnerability to target Facebook users.
To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.
This Trojan takes advantage of software vulnerabilities to propagate across networks. It propagates via social networking sites by sending malicious links to all the user's contacts. The said links point to a remote URL where a copy of the worm may be downloaded.
Compromises system security
This Trojan takes advantage of the following software vulnerabilities to propagate across networks:
It propagates via social networking sites by sending malicious links to all the user's contacts. The said links point to a remote URL where a copy of the worm may be downloaded.
This Android malware does the following:
- Automatically follow contacts in Facebook
- Automatically likes apps in Facebook
- Modify user's subscription information
- Authorize another user to access affected user's information such as friends list, likes, friends' likes, basic info, etc.
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