BeanBot.A forwards device's data to a remote server and sends out premium-rate SMS messages from the infected device.
F-Secure's Mobile Security product automatically blocks installation of this program.
Upon launching, BeanBot.A prompts an 'update' option that would connect to a command and control (C&C) server when clicked on. It then forwards the following information to the server:
- International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
- International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number
- Phone number
Additionally, BeanBot.A also sends out premium-rate SMS messages from the infected device, leaving the user with a hefty bill charged to his or her account.BeanBot.A listed as 'BlowUp,' and the permissions it requested upon installation