Information Stealer, Premium Service Abuser, Click Fraud, Malicious Downloader, Spying Tool
This backdoor may be downloaded from the following remote sites:
It is distributed via Instagram spam, which lures users into getting ‘Free Followers’ by using this malware.
It uses the following names to trick users into thinking this legitimate:
On the background, it connects to the following URL to receive commands in sending premium SMS and leaking user device information:
It also uses C2DM protocol to connect to another server where it waits for its remote commands. The following are the said remote commands:
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