Riskware:Android/SeaWeed.A

Classification

Riskware

Riskware

Android

SeaWeed.A

Summary

SeaWeed.A initiates an application purchase by sending an SMS message, but the transaction will only proceed if the user provides his/her confirmation on the action.

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Technical Details

Once installed, SeaWeed.A initiates an application purchase by sending out an SMS messages with the content 341#102366#34101 to the number 1065880004. It then monitors all incoming messages, looking for a specific reply.

Once the replying message arrived, it will intercept this message and display the content as a dialog box. This dialog box essentially asks the user to confirm the purchase; without the confirmation, the transaction will not proceed.

Additionally, SeaWeed.A forwards the device's IMSI number and other important details to a remote server.

While apps with this behavior may be legitimately used by the device's authorized user, they are classified by security programs as riskware because in the hands of unauthorized users, they can also be used to cause damage to the user's data or the device.

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the app and consent to its use, you may choose to keep the app installed on your device.

Date Created: 2012-11-26 00:00:00.0

Date Last Modified: 2012-11-26 00:00:00.0