Threat Description

Trojan-Spy:​W32/FinSpy.A

Details

Aliases: FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​W32/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:Android/FinSpy, Monitoring-Tool:Android/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​iPhoneOS/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​SymbOS/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​WinCE/FinSpy
Category: Malware
Type: Trojan-Spy
Platform: W32, Android, SymbOS, iOS

Summary



Trojan-Spy:W32/FinSpy.A is a component of a commercial surveillance product that monitors user activity. Variants of FinSpy also exist on other platforms.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection (PC)

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

Automatic Block (Mobile)

F-Secure's Mobile Security product blocks installation of this program with default settings.



Technical Details



Trojan-Spy:W32/FinSpy is a component of the surveillance product FinFisher, a commercial trojan manufactured and sold by a UK-based company called Gamma International. This trojan has reportedly been used against citizens in Egypt, Bahrain and Turkmenistan, as well as other locations.

Once FinSpy has infected a computer, it can be used to remotely monitor the system, including taking screen shots, recording keyboard strokes and intercepting Skype communications. It is also reportedly able to track mobile devices and monitor activities, including messaging and calls, made on the affected devices.

Note

If you have been infected by FinSpy, Privacy International would like to hear from you. For more information, please see:






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