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LuckyCat.A connects to a command and control (C&C) server that further instructs the malware to perform certain actions.


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Technical Details

LuckyCat.A may be connected to an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that shares the same name. The were reports on LuckyCat campaign targeting the Indian and Japanese military research institution, and Chinese hackers were believed to be responsible behind the campaign.

LuckyCat.A's icon and screenshot

LuckyCat.A exhibits remote access trojan (RAT) capabilities, and connects to a command and control (C&C) server that further instructs the malware to perform these actions:

  • Browse directory in the device
  • Download file from the device
  • Upload file to the device
  • Send information to the C&C server

More details

For additional reading on the LuckyCat APT campaign, please refer to the article 'LuckyCat' APT Campaign Building Android Malware.

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