This backdoor application monitors the Short Message System (SMS) messages of an affected Symbian phone and forwards the message if the sender is listed in its monitored list. It interprets a specific list of messages as its backdoor commands.
It sends and receives information from a specific phone number. It sends a list of messages to the said number to notify the remote malicious user of the malware's current status.
This spyware may be dropped by other malware.
This spyware may be dropped by the following malware:
This spyware creates the following folders:
This spyware drops the following files wherein it saves the information it gathers:
Based on analysis of the codes, it has the following capabilities:
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