Android/Updtbot [Threat Name] go to Threat

Android/Updtbot.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 23536 B
Detection created May 12, 2012
Detection database version 7132
Detection Android db version 3.443
Aliases Android.Updtbot (Symantec)
  Andr/Updtbot-A (Sophos)
Short description

Android/Updtbot.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information. The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine. The trojan serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.

Installation

The trojan must be downloaded and manually installed.

Information stealing

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


The following information is collected:

  • SDK value
  • operating system version
  • device model
  • IMEI number

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


Other information

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


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


It may perform the following actions:

  • send SMS
  • call number

The trojan can download and execute a file from the Internet.

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