Android/Smsilence [Threat Name] go to Threat

Android/Smsilence.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 23727 B
Detection created Feb 26, 2013
Detection database version 8052
Detection Android db version 3.795
Aliases Android.Fakeguard (Symantec)
  Android:Smsilence-A.[Trj] (Avast)
Short description

Android/Smsilence.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information. The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Installation

The trojan must be downloaded and manually installed.


When executed the trojan displays the following dialog box:

Information stealing

Android/Smsilence.A tries to obtain information from the contact list of the affected user.


The following information is collected:

  • telephone number

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


The trojan contains an URL address. The HTTP protocol is used.

Other information

The trojan acquires data and commands from the incoming SMS messages.


It can execute the following operations:

  • display dialog box
  • send gathered information

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