Spyware:SymbOS/Mopofeli.A

Classification

Spyware

Spyware

SymbOS

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Summary

This program negatively affects a user's control of their computer system or browsing experience, usually without their knowledge or consent.

Removal

Disinfecting using F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus

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  • Scan the phone and remove any components of the malware
  • Reboot the phone to remove memory resident components
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Technical Details

Spyware:SymbOS/Mopofeli.A is an SMS spy tool that runs on Symbian Series 60 Second Edition devices.

Installation

When Mopofeli.A is installed, the installer saves its files to the device's C:/ drive.

It then removes its uninstallation information from the install logs and hide its process from the application process list.

Mopofeli.A does not have any kind of user interface or uninstallation option; the only way to detect its presence is to use an antivirus program or a third party file manager that shows the contents of the System\apps directory.

Activity

When active on the device, Mopofeli.A hides its process so that it is not visible in the Symbian process list. Also, it does not have an application icon and entry in the application uninstallation list.

The only way for a victim to detect Mopofeli.A is to locate the application files in file system or to use an antivirus application.

Propagation

Mopofeli.A monitors the user's incoming and outgoing SMS traffic, and as soon as the user sends or receives an SMS message, Mopofeli.A will forward this to the number that is configured in the software license. Mopofeli.A thus makes it possible for the individual that installs it to monitor all SMS traffic that the victim sends or receives on the target phone.

To prevent the user from noticing the extra messages, Mopofeli.A will remove the message from the Sent SMS messages list.

File System Changes

Creates these files:

  • C:\System\Apps\daemon.exe
  • C:\System\Apps\p_main.exe
  • C:\System\Libs\DatagramService.dll
  • C:\System\Libs\mobinfo.dll
  • C:\System\Libs\mobinfo.lib
  • C:\System\Libs\Plugins\101fa9c2.rsc
  • C:\System\Libs\Plugins\200029A1.rsc
  • C:\System\Libs\Plugins\200029A2.rsc
  • C:\System\Libs\Plugins\EngineSms.dll
  • C:\System\Libs\Plugins\smsdatagramservice.dll
  • C:\System\Libs\Plugins\solversms.dll
  • C:\System\recogs\p_recog.mdl

Date Created: 2006-10-30 11:04:03.0

Date Last Modified: 2010-08-02 08:41:11.0