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Android/Tigerbot.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 96786 B
Detection created Jun 22, 2012
Detection database version 7242
Detection Android db version 3.513
Aliases Android.Rufraud (Symantec)
  Backdoor:AndroidOS/Tigrbot.A (Microsoft)
Short description

The trojan serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.


The trojan must be downloaded and manually installed.

Information stealing

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

The trojan collects the following information:

  • user location
  • IMSI number
  • IMEI number
  • device model

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 may perform the following actions:

  • send SMS
  • send files to a remote computer
  • terminate running processes
  • record calls

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