Android/Obad [Threat Name] go to Threat

Android/Obad.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 84306 B
Detection created Jun 05, 2013
Detection database version 8414
Detection Android db version 3.937
Aliases Android.Obad (Symantec)
  Android/Obad (McAfee)
  AndroidOS/Obad.A (F-Prot)
Short description

The trojan serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely. The trojan collects various sensitive information. The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Installation

The trojan must be downloaded and manually installed.

Information stealing

Android/Obad.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information.


The trojan collects the following information:

  • the list of installed software
  • the user's contacts

The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Other information

The trojan acquires data and commands from incoming SMS messages.


The trojan acquires data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.


The trojan contains a list of 2 URLs. The HTTP protocol is used in the communication.


It can execute the following operations:

  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • to install and to execute of applications
  • uninstall and delete applications
  • open a specific URL address
  • send SMS messages
  • send gathered information

Android/Obad.A attempts to gain administrative privileges on the system.

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